Belgium - Armed forces personnel

Armed forces personnel, total

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in Belgium was 36,350 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 30 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 110,000 in 1989 and a minimum value of 30,700 in 2012.

Definition: 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.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

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Year Value
1985 91,600
1989 110,000
1990 106,000
1991 101,000
1992 79,000
1993 70,000
1994 53,000
1995 47,200
1996 46,300
1997 44,450
1998 43,700
1999 41,750
2000 39,300
2001 39,400
2002 39,200
2003 40,800
2004 36,000
2005 37,000
2006 40,000
2007 39,000
2008 39,000
2009 39,482
2010 35,736
2011 34,050
2012 30,700
2013 37,500
2014 37,600
2015 36,350

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force)

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) in Belgium was 0.73 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 2.68 in 1990, while its lowest value was 0.62 in 2012.

Definition: 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. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

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Year Value
1990 2.68
1991 2.50
1992 1.94
1993 1.71
1994 1.27
1995 1.13
1996 1.10
1997 1.05
1998 1.03
1999 0.96
2000 0.89
2001 0.91
2002 0.90
2003 0.93
2004 0.81
2005 0.80
2006 0.86
2007 0.83
2008 0.82
2009 0.82
2010 0.73
2011 0.70
2012 0.62
2013 0.75
2014 0.75
2015 0.73

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade