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Comparison of China and Russia Military Strengths (2024)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of China and Russia for the year 2024.



The selected countries for comparison, China and Russia, are displayed below in side-by-side format. The Primary selection is displayed in Blue while the Secondary selection is displayed in Red. Go back to compare two other military powers.

The side-by-side comparison provides a theoretical look at war footing between two potential (or active) military rivals.
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COUNTRIES
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0706
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 3 of 145)
Russia
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PwrIndx: 0.0702
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 2 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,413,142,846
(Diff: 1,271,443,923)
Total Population (Rnk 9)
141,698,923
(Diff: -1,271,443,923)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
763,097,137
(Diff: 693,664,665)
Available Manpower (Rnk 9)
69,432,472
(Diff: -693,664,665)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
626,022,281
(Diff: 579,545,034)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 10)
46,477,247
(Diff: -579,545,034)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,784,000
(Diff: 18,508,710)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 18)
1,275,290
(Diff: -18,508,710)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,035,000
(Diff: 715,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 5)
1,320,000
(Diff: -715,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 14)
510,000
(Diff: -1,490,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 4)
2,000,000
(Diff: 1,490,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 4)
625,000
(Diff: 375,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 8)
250,000
(Diff: -375,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$227,000,000,000
(Diff: $118,000,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 3)
$109,000,000,000
(Diff: $-118,000,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 105)
$2,027,950,000,000
(Diff: $1,527,950,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 95)
$500,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,527,950,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 1)
$3,428,000,000,000
(Diff: $2,795,758,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 6)
$632,242,000,000
(Diff: $-2,795,758,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$24,861,000,000,000
(Diff: $20,783,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 6)
$4,078,000,000,000
(Diff: $-20,783,000,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,304
(Diff: -951)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 2)
4,255
(Diff: 951)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,207
(Diff: 398)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 3)
809
(Diff: -398)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: -359)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 2)
730
(Diff: 359)
Transports (Rnk 3)
289
(Diff: -164)
Transports (Rnk 2)
453
(Diff: 164)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
402
(Diff: -150)
Trainers (Rnk 2)
552
(Diff: 150)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
112
(Diff: -33)
Special-Mission (Rnk 2)
145
(Diff: 33)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 7)
10
(Diff: -9)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 3)
19
(Diff: 9)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
913
(Diff: -634)
Helicopters (Rnk 2)
1,547
(Diff: 634)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
281
(Diff: -278)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 2)
559
(Diff: 278)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 4)
5,000
(Diff: -9,777)
Tank Strength (Rnk 1)
14,777
(Diff: 9,777)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
174,300
(Diff: 12,918)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 3)
161,382
(Diff: -12,918)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 3)
3,850
(Diff: -2,358)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 1)
6,208
(Diff: 2,358)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 13)
1,434
(Diff: -6,922)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 1)
8,356
(Diff: 6,922)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 1)
3,180
(Diff: 115)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 2)
3,065
(Diff: -115)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 2)
730
(Diff: -51)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
781
(Diff: 51)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 1)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 3)
1
(Diff: -1)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 3)
3
(Diff: 3)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -3)
Submarines (Rnk 3)
61
(Diff: -4)
Submarines (Rnk 1)
65
(Diff: 4)
Destroyers (Rnk 2)
49
(Diff: 35)
Destroyers (Rnk 4)
14
(Diff: -35)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
42
(Diff: 30)
Frigates (Rnk 6)
12
(Diff: -30)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
72
(Diff: -11)
Corvettes (Rnk 1)
83
(Diff: 11)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 5)
150
(Diff: 28)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 8)
122
(Diff: -28)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 2)
36
(Diff: -11)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 1)
47
(Diff: 11)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 12)
507
(Diff: -711)
Airports (Rnk 5)
1,218
(Diff: 711)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 3)
7,362
(Diff: 4,445)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 7)
2,917
(Diff: -4,445)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 14)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 13)
8
(Diff: -14)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
791,383,000
(Diff: 718,939,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 7)
72,444,000
(Diff: -718,939,000)
Roadways (Rnk 3)
5,200,000km
(Diff: 3,916,613km)
Roadways (Rnk 5)
1,283,387km
(Diff: -3,916,613km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
150,000km
(Diff: 64,506km)
Roadways (Rnk 3)
85,494km
(Diff: -64,506km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 5)
4,715,000bbl
(Diff: -6,035,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 3)
10,750,000bbl
(Diff: 6,035,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 113)
14,010,000bbl
(Diff: 10,310,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 110)
3,700,000bbl
(Diff: -10,310,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 13)
26,022,600,000bbl
(Diff: -53,977,400,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 8)
80,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 53,977,400,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 4)
179,317,495,000bbl
(Diff: -522,226,694,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 2)
701,544,189,000bbl
(Diff: 522,226,694,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 107)
306,576,649,000bbl
(Diff: -154,035,520,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 108)
460,612,169,000bbl
(Diff: 154,035,520,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 7)
6,654,250,000,000bbl
(Diff: -41,150,965,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 1)
47,805,215,000,000bbl
(Diff: 41,150,965,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 1)
4,314,681,000bbl
(Diff: 3,867,349,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 6)
447,332,000bbl
(Diff: -3,867,349,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 115)
4,506,387,000bbl
(Diff: 4,240,349,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 112)
266,038,000bbl
(Diff: -4,240,349,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 4)
141,595,000,000bbl
(Diff: -20,571,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 2)
162,166,000,000bbl
(Diff: 20,571,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 4)
9,596,960km
(Diff: -7,501,282km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 1)
17,098,242km
(Diff: 7,501,282km)
Shared Border (Rnk 134)
22,457km
(Diff: 50km)
Shared Border (Rnk 133)
22,407km
(Diff: -50km)
Coastline (Rnk 98)
14,500km
(Diff: -23,153km)
Coastline (Rnk 105)
37,653km
(Diff: 23,153km)
Waterways (Rnk 6)
27,700km
(Diff: -74,300km)
Waterways (Rnk 1)
102,000km
(Diff: 74,300km)


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