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Brazil Military 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Brazil Military 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Military branches:
Brazilian Army (Exercito Brasileiro, EB), Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil (MB), includes Naval Air and Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais)), Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira, FAB) (2011)

Military service age and obligation:
18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 9-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 53,350,703
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 53,433,918 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 38,993,989
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 44,841,661 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 1,733,168
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 1,672,477 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
1.47% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 191

1.49% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Brazil on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brazil Military 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brazil Military 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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