Portugal 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.
  • Portugal military size for 2019 was 52,000.00, a 0.48% decline from 2018.
  • Portugal military size for 2018 was 52,250.00, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • Portugal military size for 2017 was 52,000.00, a 30.2% decline from 2016.
  • Portugal military size for 2016 was 74,500.00, a 1.22% 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
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Portugal Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 52,000.00 -0.48%
2018 52,250.00 0.48%
2017 52,000.00 -30.20%
2016 74,500.00 1.22%
2015 73,600.00 -5.76%
2014 78,100.00 -2.19%
2013 79,850.00 -11.57%
2012 90,300.00 0.00%
2011 90,300.00 -0.04%
2010 90,334.00 -0.78%
2009 91,040.00 0.04%
2008 91,000.00 0.00%
2007 91,000.00 0.00%
2006 91,000.00 -2.15%
2005 93,000.00 2.20%
2004 91,000.00 -1.73%
2003 92,600.00 2.89%
2002 90,000.00 0.00%
2001 90,000.00 -0.55%
2000 90,500.00 -0.11%
1999 90,600.00 -4.13%
1998 94,500.00 -5.69%
1997 100,200.00 -3.65%
1996 104,000.00 0.00%
1995 104,000.00 -14.75%
1994 122,000.00 79.41%
1993 68,000.00 -15.00%
1992 80,000.00 -6.98%
1991 86,000.00 -1.15%
1990 87,000.00 -16.35%
1989 104,000.00 42.47%
1985 73,000.00 42.47%