Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2019 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2018 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2017 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2016 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 278,000.00
Syrian Arab Republic 269,000.00
Eritrea 202,000.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 134,000.00
Nepal 112,000.00
Burundi 51,000.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Chad 45,000.00
Yemen 40,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 22,000.00
Mali 21,000.00
Somalia 20,000.00
Senegal 19,000.00
Tajikistan 17,000.00
Malawi 15,000.00
Guinea 13,000.00
Benin 12,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Mozambique 11,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
Ethiopia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 138,000.00 0.00%
2018 138,000.00 0.00%
2017 138,000.00 0.00%
2016 138,000.00 0.00%
2015 138,000.00 0.00%
2014 138,000.00 0.00%
2013 138,000.00 0.00%
2012 138,000.00 0.00%
2011 138,000.00 0.00%
2010 138,000.00 0.00%
2009 138,000.00 0.00%
2008 138,000.00 0.00%
2007 138,000.00 -24.59%
2005 183,000.00 0.55%
2004 182,000.00 12.07%
2003 162,400.00 -35.68%
2002 252,500.00 0.00%
2001 252,500.00 -28.37%
2000 352,500.00 8.29%
1999 325,500.00 171.25%
1998 120,000.00 0.00%
1997 120,000.00 0.00%
1996 120,000.00 0.00%
1995 120,000.00 0.00%
1994 120,000.00 0.00%
1993 120,000.00 0.00%
1992 120,000.00 0.00%
1991 120,000.00 -52.00%
1990 250,000.00 0.00%
1989 250,000.00 15.21%
1985 217,000.00 15.21%