Ecuador 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.
  • Ecuador military size for 2019 was 42,000.00, a 1.82% increase from 2018.
  • Ecuador military size for 2018 was 41,250.00, a 0.61% increase from 2017.
  • Ecuador military size for 2017 was 41,000.00, a 0.61% increase from 2016.
  • Ecuador military size for 2016 was 40,750.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
China 2,535,000.00
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Brazil 762,000.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,000.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Ecuador Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 42,000.00 1.82%
2018 41,250.00 0.61%
2017 41,000.00 0.61%
2016 40,750.00 0.00%
2015 40,750.00 0.00%
2014 40,750.00 -30.91%
2013 58,983.00 0.83%
2012 58,500.00 -0.82%
2011 58,983.00 0.00%
2010 58,983.00 0.00%
2009 58,983.00 1.00%
2008 58,400.00 0.00%
2007 58,400.00 1.74%
2006 57,400.00 21.43%
2005 47,270.00 2.16%
2004 46,270.00 -22.63%
2003 59,800.00 0.00%
2002 59,800.00 0.00%
2001 59,800.00 3.46%
2000 57,800.00 0.75%
1999 57,370.00 0.00%
1998 57,370.00 0.00%
1997 57,370.00 -0.05%
1996 57,400.00 0.00%
1995 57,400.00 0.70%
1994 57,000.00 0.00%
1993 57,000.00 0.00%
1992 57,000.00 7.55%
1991 53,000.00 0.00%
1990 53,000.00 15.22%
1989 46,000.00 8.24%
1985 42,500.00 8.24%