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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Personnel > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: 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.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Personnel per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date: Signed.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Manpower > Military age: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Defence minister: Name of defence minister.
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, 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 Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: 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.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Colombia United States HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 42
Ranked 40th.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 79 times more than Colombia
Armed forces personnel 152,000
Ranked 32nd.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Colombia
Battle-related deaths > Number of people 202
Ranked 18th.
233
Ranked 18th. 15% more than Colombia
Budget 3.3 US$ BN
Ranked 23th.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 207 times more than Colombia
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.4%
Ranked 33th.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 19% more than Colombia
Global Peace Index 2.63
Ranked 16th. 24% more than United States
2.13
Ranked 4th.

Military branches National Army (Ejercito Nacional), Republic of Colombia Navy (Armada Republica de Colombia, ARC, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, IM), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC) United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
Military expenditures 3.8% of GDP
Ranked 10th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Colombia
Military service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation is 18 months 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 43th.
10
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Submarines 4
Ranked 14th. Twice as much as United States
2
Ranked 8th.
Paramilitary personnel 144,097
Ranked 9th. 13 times more than United States
11,035
Ranked 1st.
Personnel > Per capita 7.48 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 43% more than United States
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.

Service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation - 18 months 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines)
War deaths 1,937
Ranked 6th.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 411,000
Ranked 15th.
1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Colombia

Personnel 336,000
Ranked 19th.
1.55 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Colombia

Navy > Frigates 4
Ranked 16th.
26
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Colombia
Branches National Army (Ejercito Nacional), National Navy (Armada Nacional, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, Colmar), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC) US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy
Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million 4.29
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than United States
0.818
Ranked 27th.
Military expenditure > Current LCU 20.61 trillion
Ranked 3rd. 31 times more than United States
661.05 billion
Ranked 13th.

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 430,634
Ranked 24th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Colombia

Weapon holdings 373,000
Ranked 92nd.
38.54 million
Ranked 1st. 103 times more than Colombia
Armed forces personnel per 1000 3.81
Ranked 77th.
4.84
Ranked 57th. 27% more than Colombia
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 442,403
Ranked 24th.
2.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Colombia

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Personnel per 1000 7.78
Ranked 41st. 49% more than United States
5.23
Ranked 70th.

Expenditure > Current LCU 10588000000000 507089000000
Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date 1 Jul 1968 (W) 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W)
Conscription <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists. No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>.
Armed forces growth 130%
Ranked 13th.
-37%
Ranked 107th.
Imports > USD 131 million
Ranked 36th.
904 million
Ranked 7th. 7 times more than Colombia

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 11 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 64th.
387 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th. 35 times more than Colombia

Expenditures 3.4% of GDP
Ranked 18th.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 19% more than Colombia
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.4% of GDP
Ranked 16th.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 19% more than Colombia
Weapon holdings per 1000 9.2
Ranked 119th.
135.24
Ranked 43th. 15 times more than Colombia
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 6.99 million
Ranked 19th.
54.61 million
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Colombia
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 10.21 million
Ranked 20th.
67.74 million
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 9.03
Ranked 115th. 31% more than United States
6.89
Ranked 163th.

Conventional arms imports $17.00 million
Ranked 62nd.
$533.00 million
Ranked 8th. 31 times more than Colombia
Manpower > Availability > Males 11.48 million
Ranked 27th.
72.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Manpower > Military age 18 years of age 18 years of age
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 389,735
Ranked 22nd.
2.14 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 430,634
Ranked 24th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Colombia
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 11727625 None
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 0.255 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 73th.
1.31 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 56th. 5 times more than Colombia

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 157
Ranked 90th.
181.29
Ranked 50th. 15% more than Colombia
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 8.79 million
Ranked 15th.
54.7 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Colombia
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 8.06 million
Ranked 29th.
59.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Colombia

Manpower > Availability > Females 11.81 million
Ranked 24th.
71.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 11.1 million
Ranked 28th.
73.6 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Colombia

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 0.245 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 73th.
1.31 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 57th. 5 times more than Colombia

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 per 1000 8.61
Ranked 56th. 27% more than United States
6.76
Ranked 70th.
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 229.5
Ranked 58th. 2% more than United States
224.89
Ranked 74th.
Conventional arms imports per capita $0.51
Ranked 76th.
$2.14
Ranked 51st. 4 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 413,974
Ranked 26th.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 8.91
Ranked 116th. 34% more than United States
6.65
Ranked 159th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 9.92 million
Ranked 22nd.
59.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Colombia

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 257.08
Ranked 63th. 3% more than United States
249.05
Ranked 85th.

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 10.56 million
Ranked 18th.
67.07 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 383,146
Ranked 16th.
2.04 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Colombia
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 8.76
Ranked 86th. 23% more than United States
7.12
Ranked 107th.
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.06 per $1,000
Ranked 76th. 33% more than United States
0.045 per $1,000
Ranked 81st.
Defence minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno Chuck Hagel
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 2.22%
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
0.97%
Ranked 71st.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 433,192
Ranked 23th.
2.08 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Colombia

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 413974 2055685
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 430634 2161727
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 237.35
Ranked 31st. 7% more than United States
222.65
Ranked 51st.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 413,974
Ranked 26th.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Colombia
Expenditure > % of GDP 3.73%
Ranked 14th.
4.08%
Ranked 11th. 9% more than Colombia

Personnel > % of total labor force 1.5%
Ranked 52nd. 52% more than United States
0.99%
Ranked 83th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 9.8
Ranked 102nd. 36% more than United States
7.19
Ranked 148th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 9.59
Ranked 97th. 40% more than United States
6.84
Ranked 151st.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 9.41
Ranked 100th. 38% more than United States
6.83
Ranked 165th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 178.42
Ranked 131st.
195.38
Ranked 85th. 10% more than Colombia

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 8.91
Ranked 115th. 34% more than United States
6.65
Ranked 158th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 9.62 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th. 41% more than United States
6.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 168th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.254 per capita
Ranked 96th. 1% more than United States
0.251 per capita
Ranked 103th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 9.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 111th. 37% more than United States
7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 165th.

Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 261.54
Ranked 46th. 11% more than United States
235.58
Ranked 92nd.

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 11.9%
Ranked 16th.
19.26%
Ranked 7th. 62% more than Colombia

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 197.64
Ranked 28th. 9% more than United States
181.58
Ranked 48th.
Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.0422%
Ranked 65th. 5 times more than United States
0.00927%
Ranked 75th.
Military expenditure > % of GDP 4.14%
Ranked 12th.
4.64%
Ranked 8th. 12% more than Colombia

Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 254.2
Ranked 84th. 6% more than United States
239.12
Ranked 119th.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 219.7
Ranked 35th. 13% more than United States
194.63
Ranked 73th.

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