Panama 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.
  • Panama military size for 2019 was 28,000.00, a 7.69% increase from 2018.
  • Panama military size for 2018 was 26,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Panama military size for 2017 was 26,000.00, a 17.91% increase from 2016.
  • Panama military size for 2016 was 22,050.00, 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
Sweden 15,000.00
Denmark 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
Panama Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 28,000.00 7.69%
2018 26,000.00 0.00%
2017 26,000.00 17.91%
2016 22,050.00 0.00%
2015 22,050.00 83.75%
2014 12,000.00 0.00%
2013 12,000.00 0.00%
2012 12,000.00 0.00%
2011 12,000.00 0.00%
2010 12,000.00 0.00%
2009 12,000.00 0.00%
2008 12,000.00 0.00%
2007 12,000.00 0.00%
2006 12,000.00 0.00%
2005 12,000.00 1.69%
2003 11,800.00 0.00%
2002 11,800.00 0.00%
2001 11,800.00 0.00%
2000 11,800.00 0.00%
1999 11,800.00 0.00%
1998 11,800.00 0.00%
1997 11,800.00 0.00%
1996 11,800.00 0.00%
1995 11,800.00 7.27%
1994 11,000.00 0.00%
1993 11,000.00 0.00%
1992 11,000.00 -8.33%
1991 12,000.00 9.09%
1990 11,000.00 -21.43%
1989 14,000.00 16.67%
1985 12,000.00 16.67%