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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/18/2014

Military power comparison results for China vs. United States of America.

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RESULTS
Country:
China
United States of America
GFP Rank:
3 (of 106)
1 (of 106)
Total Population:
1,349,585,838
316,668,567
Manpower Available:
749,610,775
145,212,012
Fit-for-Service:
618,588,627
120,022,084
Reaching Military Age Annually:
19,538,534
4,217,412
Active Military Personnel:
2,285,000
1,430,000
Active Military Reserves:
2,300,000
850,880
Aircraft (All Types):
2,788
13,683
Helicopters:
856
6,012
Attack Helicopters:
122
914
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
885
2,601
Fighter Aircraft:
1,170
2,271
Trainer Aircraft:
380
2,745
Transport Aircraft:
762
5,222
Serviceable Airports:
507
13,513
Tank Strength:
9,150
8,325
AFV Strength:
4,788
25,782
SPG Strength:
1,710
1,934
Towed Artillery:
6,246
1,791
MLRS Strength:
1,770
1,330
Merchant Marine Strength:
2,030
393
Major Ports / Terminals:
15
24
Fleet Strength:
520
473
Aircraft Carriers:
1
10
Submarines:
69
72
Frigates:
45
15
Destroyers:
24
62
Corvettes:
9
0
Mine Warfare Craft:
119
13
Patrol Craft:
353
13
External Debt (USD):
$728,900,000,000
$15,930,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$126,000,000,000
$612,500,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$3,341,000,000,000
$150,200,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$12,260,000,000,000
$15,940,000,000,000
Labor Force:
798,500,000
155,000,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
4,075,000 bbl
8,500,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
9,500,000 bbl
19,000,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
25,580,000,000 bbl
20,680,000,000 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
3,860,800 km
6,586,610 km
Railway Coverage (km):
86,000 km
224,792 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
110,000 km
41,009 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
14,500 km
19,924 km
Shared Borders (km):
22,117 km
12,034 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,596,961 km
9,826,675 km

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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