Total armed forces personnel reached 23.0 '000 in 2017 in Honduras, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 1.32 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, total armed forces personnel in Honduras reached an all time high of 24.3 '000 in 1995 and an all time low of 14.3 '000 in 1998. When compared to Honduras's main peers, total armed forces personnel in Belize amounted to 2.00 '000, 43.0 '000 in Guatemala, 336 '000 in Mexico and 1,359 '000 in USA in 2017.
Honduras has been ranked 100th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of total armed forces personnel, 6 places above 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.
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