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Military > Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Yemen 5.47% 1990
2 Vietnam 3.82% 1990
3 Jordan 3.28% 1990
4 Armenia 3.01% 1990
5 United Arab Emirates 2.46% 1990
6 Namibia 2.26% 1990
7 Sudan 2.18% 1990
8 Greece 1.54% 1990
9 Israel 1.38% 1990
10 Ethiopia 1.34% 1990
11 Singapore 1.26% 1990
12 Oman 1.05% 1990
13 Egypt 0.923% 1990
14 Nepal 0.882% 1990
15 Pakistan 0.86% 1990
16 India 0.727% 1990
17 Romania 0.721% 1990
18 Saudi Arabia 0.718% 1990
19 Malaysia 0.629% 1990
20 China 0.627% 1990
21 Turkmenistan 0.619% 1990
22 Ghana 0.458% 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.458% 1990
23 Algeria 0.455% 1990
24 Uganda 0.441% 1990
25 Poland 0.397% 1990
26 Dominican Republic 0.297% 1990
27 Lithuania 0.295% 1990
28 Albania 0.285% 1990
29 South Korea 0.279% 1990
30 Turkey 0.277% 1990
31 Botswana 0.264% 1990
32 Libya 0.256% 1990
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.246% 1990
33 Iran 0.244% 1990
34 Bahrain 0.236% 1990
NATO countries average (profile) 0.2% 1990
35 Latvia 0.188% 1990
36 Kyrgyzstan 0.187% 1990
37 Lesotho 0.184% 1990
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.181% 1990
38 Ecuador 0.144% 1990
39 Denmark 0.143% 1990
40 Chile 0.136% 1990
41 Philippines 0.133% 1990
42 Cote d'Ivoire 0.13% 1990
43 Thailand 0.123% 1990
44 Australia 0.107% 1990
45 Mexico 0.101% 1990
46 Kazakhstan 0.1% 1990
47 New Zealand 0.0944% 1990
48 Argentina 0.0913% 1990
49 Bangladesh 0.0863% 1990
50 Slovenia 0.0805% 1990
51 Portugal 0.076% 1990
52 Sri Lanka 0.0747% 1990
53 Indonesia 0.0743% 1990
54 Paraguay 0.0702% 1990
55 Netherlands 0.0621% 1990
56 Canada 0.0583% 1990
57 Bulgaria 0.0579% 1990
58 Peru 0.0532% 1990
59 Ireland 0.0516% 1990
60 Switzerland 0.0512% 1990
61 Spain 0.0501% 1990
62 Angola 0.0487% 1990
63 Czech Republic 0.046% 1990
64 Hungary 0.0454% 1990
65 Colombia 0.0422% 1990
66 Finland 0.041% 1990
67 Ukraine 0.0356% 1990
68 Nigeria 0.0351% 1990
69 Croatia 0.0323% 1990
70 Austria 0.0279% 1990
71 Italy 0.0279% 1990
72 Venezuela 0.0255% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0209% 1990
73 Bolivia 0.0205% 1990
74 United Kingdom 0.0168% 1990
75 United States 0.00927% 1990
76 Brazil 0.00823% 1990
77 France 0.00715% 1990
78 South Africa 0.00714% 1990
79 Japan 0.00628% 1990
80 Belgium 0.00592% 1990
81 Sweden 0.00532% 1990
82 Norway 0.00085% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Conventional arms imports, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 2005. SIPRI Arms Transfers. Database. February. Stockholm. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Conventional-arms-imports,-%-of-GDP

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