Burkina Faso Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Burkina Faso military size for 2019 was 11,000.00, a 1.79% decline from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso military size for 2018 was 11,200.00, a 1.82% increase from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso military size for 2017 was 11,000.00, a 3.93% decline from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso military size for 2016 was 11,450.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 11,000.00 -1.79%
2018 11,200.00 1.82%
2017 11,000.00 -3.93%
2016 11,450.00 0.00%
2015 11,450.00 0.00%
2014 11,450.00 0.00%
2013 11,450.00 0.00%
2012 11,450.00 0.00%
2011 11,450.00 0.00%
2010 11,450.00 0.00%
2009 11,450.00 1.78%
2008 11,250.00 0.00%
2007 11,250.00 0.00%
2005 11,250.00 9.76%
2004 10,250.00 -31.67%
2003 15,000.00 4.17%
2002 14,400.00 1.41%
2001 14,200.00 25.66%
2000 11,300.00 9.71%
1999 10,300.00 0.49%
1998 10,250.00 2.50%
1997 10,000.00 -2.91%
1996 10,300.00 0.00%
1995 10,300.00 14.44%
1994 9,000.00 0.00%
1993 9,000.00 0.00%
1992 9,000.00 -10.00%
1991 10,000.00 0.00%
1990 10,000.00 25.00%
1989 8,000.00 100.00%
1985 4,000.00 100.00%