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2024 Bolivia Military Strength



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For 2024, Bolivia is ranked 82 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. The nation holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.4851 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last reviewed on 01/09/2024.

*PwrIndx: Each nation is assessed on individual and collective values processed through an in-house formula to generate its 'PwrIndx' (Power Index) score. Some values are estimated when official numbers are not available. View the NOTES tab below for a detailed breakdown of other assessments.
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Breakdown



NOTES:
The polar area chart above is intended to show relative inherent strengths and weakness at-a-glance; balance is prefered though not always achievable.
1) Manpower encompasses Active, Reserve, and any official Paramilitary forces identified for the nation; personnel from each branch of service is included.
2) Airpower includes war-making aerial systems, excluding trainers and drones.
3) Land Power includes motorized / mechanized vehicular elements as well as towed artillery and mechanized / towed MLRS systems.
4) Naval Power includes commissioned hulls ranging from Blue Water warships and submarines to Brown Water patrol assets (excluded for land-locked powers).
5) Financials average current financial health on the world stage.
6) Scores are an average of related categories in the GFP annual ranking.


Bolivia is ranked 82 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual Global Firepower review. The nation holds a Power Index score of 1.4851 with a score of 0.0000 being considered exceptional in the GFP assessment.
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Bordered by land on all sides without direct access to the sea, this country is landlocked.

Population
75/ 145
Avail.Manpwr
78/ 145
Fit-for-Serv
71/ 145
Mil.Age.Annu
72/ 145
Active Persn
76/ 145
Rez.Persn
53/ 145
Paramil.Persn
145/ 145
Aircraft
79/ 145
Fighters
145/ 145
Attack Types
145/ 145
Transports
37/ 145
Trainers
65/ 145
Spl.Mission
145/ 145
Tankers
145/ 145
Helicopters
69/ 145
Attack Helos
145/ 145
Tanks
81/ 145
Vehicles
134/ 145
Artillery (SP)
145/ 145
Art.(Towed)
72/ 145
MLRS
145/ 145
Oil Prod
53/ 145
Oil Consump
44/ 145
Oil Rez.Proven
47/ 145
Nat.Gas Prod
35/ 145
NatGas Cons
39/ 145
NatGas Rez
35/ 145
Coal Prod
145/ 145
Coal Consump
1/ 145
Coal Rez.Prvn
74/ 145
Labor Force
70/ 145
Merch.Marines
86/ 145
Major Ports
16/ 145
Roadways
53/ 145
Railways
52/ 145
Airports
7/ 145
Def.Budget
62/ 145
Ext.Debt
35/ 145
Foreign Rez
100/ 145
Purch.Power
91/ 145
Sq.Land Area
27/ 145
Shared Border
121/ 145
Waterways
15/ 145


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GENERAL CAPABILITIES
Theoretical, automatically generated based on supplied values.

National Defense
Battlefield Support
Armored Warfare
Internal Security
Land Convoy Protection
Indirect Fire Support
Waterway Denial
Global Trade
Goods/Supplies Transportation
Natural Geographic Defense



The act of waging (and sustaining) a prolonged conflict requires a massive financial commitment from all parties involved. As such, GFP focuses on a select group of financially-related categories showcased below.


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91/145
Purchasing Power Parity:
$97,266,000,000 USD
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100/145
Foreign Exchange/Gold:
$4,730,000,000 USD
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62/145
Defense Budget:
$2,700,000,000 USD
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35/145
External Debt:
$13,000,000,000 USD
All monetary values presented in United States Dollar (USD$).


Manpower is one of the few categories that every nation satisfies in the GFP index to one extent or another. These categories detail the maximum and realistic number of souls a given nation can commit to a war effort, be it offensive or defensive in nature.


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75/145
Total Population:
12,186,079
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78/145
Available Manpower
5,361,875 (44.0%)
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71/145
Fit-for-Service
4,070,150 (33.4%)
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72/145
Reaching Mil Age Annually
231,536 (1.9%)
Tot Mil. Personnel (est.)
80,000 (0.7%)
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76/145
Active Personnel
40,000 (0.3%)
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53/145
Reserve Personnel
40,000 (0.3%)
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145/145
Paramilitary
0 (0.0%)
28/145
Air Force Personnel*
20,000
56/145
Army Personnel*
43,000
55/145
Navy Personnel*
4,500


*These values may be estimated.
Manpower Composition:
Hover over the various color-coded sections in the bar below for details on each category.


GFP tracks specific categories related to aerial warfare capabilities of a given power. READINESS values are based against the U.S. Air Force's 75% average across all categories to account for availability of individual over-battlefield assets due to general maintenance, modernization, refurbishment and the like. Percent values are % of total inventory stock available.


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79/145
Aircraft Total:
Stock: 63
Readiness: 32*
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145/145
Fighters:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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145/145
Attack Types:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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37/145
Transports (Fixed-Wing):
Stock: 15 (23.8%)
Readiness: 8*
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65/145
Trainers:
Stock: 19 (30.2%)
Readiness: 10*
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145/145
Special-Mission:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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145/145
Tanker Fleet:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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69/145
Helicopters:
Stock: 32 (50.8%)
Readiness: 16*
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145/145
Attack Helicopters:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*


*Values are estimated.
Inventory Composition:
Hover over pie slices in the chart below for category information. Pecentages below are not part of overall strength above but rather relative to each category presented below.

For an in-depth overview of current leading air powers of the world, including active inventories and strengths, consult the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (www.WDMMA.org).

GFP tracks specific categories related to land warfare capabilities of a given power. READINESS values are based against the U.S. Army's 80% average across all categories to account for availability of individual battlefield assets due to general maintenance, modernization, refurbishment and the like.


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81/145
Tanks:
Stock: 54
Readiness: 30*
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134/145
Vehicles:
Stock: 452
Readiness: 249*
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145/145
Self-Propelled Artillery:
Stock: 0
Readiness: 0*
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72/145
Towed Artillery:
Stock: 55
Readiness: 30*
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145/145
MLRS (Rocket Artillery):
Stock: 0
Readiness: 0*


*Values are estimated.
Inventory Composition:
Hover over pie slices in the chart below for category information.




End-use products reflect a given nation's ability to produce products through manufacturing, industry, and / or agriculture.
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BANANAS
Icon image of two wine glasses
BEVRGES
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CLOTHING
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CORN
Icon image of a light bulb
ELCTRCTY
Icon image of a Mexican bowl
HNDCRAFT
Icon image of a milk carton
MILK
Icon image of mining pick and shovel
MINING
Icon image of a potato
POTATOES
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POULTRY
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PETROLM
Icon image of a pile of rice
RICE
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SOYBEANS
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SGRCANE



The GFP index tracks crude Oil (petroleum) and (new as of 2023) Natural Gas and Coal usage / reserves / stock for each country. Natural resources are critical to a nation in both war and peace time, in some cases forming the lifeblood of a given world power. 2022 showed just how natural resources can be 'weaponized' by one party over another.


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53/145
Oil Production:
66,000 bbl
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44/145
Oil Consumption:
90,000 bbl
Oil Deficit:
-24,000 bbl
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47/145
Oil Proven Reserves:
241,000,000 bbl

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35/145
Natural Gas Production:
15,328,422,000 cu.m
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39/145
Natural Gas Consumption:
2,918,829,000 cu.m
Natural Gas Deficit:
+12,409,593,000 cu.m
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35/145
Nat.Gas Proven Rez:
302,990,000,000 cu.m

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145/145
Coal Production:
0 mt
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1/145
Coal Consumption:
0 mt
Coal Deficit:
0 mt
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74/145
Coal Proven Reserves:
1,000,000 mt
Oil bbl represented as unit 'barrel of oil'. Natural Gas represented in 'cubic meters'. Coal represented in 'metric tons'.


The GFP formula tracks various factors related to logistics which prove critical to any one global power in both war and peace time. These factor into a nation's ability to move man, machine, and supplies from one point to another - a particularly important quality when considering mass-mobilization.


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70/145
Labor Force:
6,322,000
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86/145
Merchant Marine Fleet:
46
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16/145
Ports / Trade Terminals:
5
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7/145
Airports:
855
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53/145
Roadway Coverage:
90,568 km
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52/145
Railway Coverage:
3,690 km
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15/145
Waterways (usable):
10,000 km



FINANCIALS - Values partly derived from the CIA World Factbook and presented in USD ($). Estimates made when needed.

GEOGRAPHY - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. As geography can play a role in both offensive and defensive wars, the GFP formula takes geographic qualities into account (border coverage, coastline coverage).

CAPITAL - Basic details covering the name, population, temperature, and precipitation values of a given capital city.

MANPOWER - Values partly derived from the CIA World Factbook. Some values may be estimated.

AIRPOWER - Values derived from multiple sources. Estimates made when required. Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed-wing and rotorcraft platforms from all branches of service (at this time UAVs are not included). 'Attack' value constitutes purpose-built, fixed-wing dedicated attack types. 'Transports' value includes only fixed-wing aircraft while all rotorcraft are represented under the 'Helicopters' value. For an in-depth look into the current air powers of the world, consider "the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft" [www.WDMMA.org - external link].

LAND FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. Estimates made when required. 'Tanks' value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), medium tanks, and light tanks. 'Vehicles' value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, Armored Cars, and support / logistical / engineering types. 'Rocket Projectors' (MLRSs) include self-propelled and towed forms.

NAVAL FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. Estimates made when required. 'Total Assets' value includes all possible / available vessels including auxiliaries. 'Aircraft Carriers' value includes only traditional through-deck carriers (both conventionally- and nuclear-powered); Helicopter Carriers are considered in their own separate listing. 'Submarines' value includes both diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types. Landlocked nations are not penalized for the lack of a standing navy. For an in-depth look into the current naval powers of the world, consider "the World Directory of Modern Military Warships" [www.WDMMW.org - external link].

END-USE PRODUCTS - Graphics intended to showcase manufacturing, industrial, and agricultural prowess of a global power. Not all products may be accounted for in the showcase.

NATURAL RESOURCES - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook or estimated in some cases. Values presented as BBL (Barrel unit), cu.m (Cubic Meters), and mt (Metric Tons).

LOGISTICS - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. Ports & Terminals may reside outside of a nations own borders if arrangements with an ally have been made. Landlocked nations are penalized for the lack of a standing Merchant Marine force.

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