Armed Forces Personnel (Total) fell 0.4 % to 24.9 '000 in Finland in 2015

Armed Forces Personnel (Total) ('000)
Military & Defense | Finland | July 14, 2018
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Total armed forces personnel reached 24.9 '000 in 2015 in Finland, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.4 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total armed forces personnel in Finland reached an all time high of 39.0 '000 in 1989 and an all time low of 24.9 '000 in 2015. When compared to Finland's main peers, total armed forces personnel in Australia amounted to 57.8 '000, 676 '000 in Indonesia, 8.95 '000 in New Zealand and 1.90 '000 in Papua New Guinea in 2015.

Finland has been ranked 97th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of total armed forces personnel, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if their training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

Armed Forces Personnel (Total) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia '000 56.6 56.6 57.1 56.2 56.8
Finland '000 25.1 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0
Indonesia '000 582 582 677 677 677
Malaysia '000 134 134 134 134 134
New Zealand '000 9.67 9.67 8.55 8.55 8.50
Papua New Guinea '000 3.10 3.10 3.10 1.90 1.90
Philippines '000 166 166 166 166 166
Singapore '000 148 148 148 148 148