Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait military size for 2019 was 25,000.00, a 2.04% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait military size for 2018 was 24,500.00, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • Kuwait military size for 2017 was 25,000.00, a 10.62% increase from 2016.
  • Kuwait military size for 2016 was 22,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Kuwait Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 25,000.00 2.04%
2018 24,500.00 -2.00%
2017 25,000.00 10.62%
2016 22,600.00 0.00%
2015 22,600.00 0.00%
2014 22,600.00 0.00%
2013 22,600.00 0.00%
2012 22,600.00 0.00%
2011 22,600.00 0.00%
2010 22,600.00 0.00%
2009 22,600.00 -1.74%
2008 23,000.00 0.00%
2007 23,000.00 0.00%
2006 23,000.00 0.00%
2005 23,000.00 9.52%
2004 21,000.00 -4.98%
2003 22,100.00 0.00%
2002 22,100.00 7.80%
2001 20,500.00 0.99%
2000 20,300.00 0.00%
1999 20,300.00 0.00%
1998 20,300.00 0.00%
1997 20,300.00 -2.40%
1996 20,800.00 -3.70%
1995 21,600.00 44.00%
1994 15,000.00 25.00%
1993 12,000.00 0.00%
1992 12,000.00 20.00%
1991 10,000.00 42.86%
1990 7,000.00 -65.00%
1989 20,000.00 66.67%
1985 12,000.00 66.67%