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Military > Conventional arms imports > Per $ 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). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Eritrea 91.96 per $1,000 1990
2 United Arab Emirates 19.57 per $1,000 1990
3 Yemen 19.02 per $1,000 1990
4 Greece 6.33 per $1,000 1990
5 Israel 5.61 per $1,000 1990
6 Jordan 5.18 per $1,000 1990
7 Armenia 4.98 per $1,000 1990
8 Singapore 3.77 per $1,000 1990
9 Namibia 3.59 per $1,000 1990
10 Sudan 3.54 per $1,000 1990
11 Oman 3.23 per $1,000 1990
12 Ethiopia 2.95 per $1,000 1990
13 Saudi Arabia 2.7 per $1,000 1990
14 Libya 1.97 per $1,000 1990
15 Romania 1.61 per $1,000 1990
16 Algeria 1.33 per $1,000 1990
17 Egypt 1.26 per $1,000 1990
18 Malaysia 1.21 per $1,000 1990
19 Denmark 1.11 per $1,000 1990
20 Vietnam 1.09 per $1,000 1990
21 Pakistan 0.99 per $1,000 1990
22 Burma 0.875 per $1,000 1990
23 Turkey 0.822 per $1,000 1990
24 Nepal 0.81 per $1,000 1990
25 South Korea 0.797 per $1,000 1990
26 Bahrain 0.769 per $1,000 1990
27 Turkmenistan 0.725 per $1,000 1990
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.721 per $1,000 1990
28 India 0.716 per $1,000 1990
29 Lithuania 0.685 per $1,000 1990
30 Botswana 0.664 per $1,000 1990
NATO countries average (profile) 0.646 per $1,000 1990
European Union average (profile) 0.615 per $1,000 1990
31 Kyrgyzstan 0.589 per $1,000 1990
32 Cote d'Ivoire 0.565 per $1,000 1990
33 Ghana 0.559 per $1,000 1990
34 Poland 0.553 per $1,000 1990
35 Iran 0.548 per $1,000 1990
36 Australia 0.546 per $1,000 1990
37 Latvia 0.528 per $1,000 1990
38 Switzerland 0.496 per $1,000 1990
39 Uganda 0.482 per $1,000 1990
40 New Zealand 0.454 per $1,000 1990
41 Ecuador 0.444 per $1,000 1990
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.399 per $1,000 1990
42 Netherlands 0.38 per $1,000 1990
=43 Finland 0.377 per $1,000 1990
=43 Dominican Republic 0.377 per $1,000 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.356 per $1,000 1990
45 Slovenia 0.355 per $1,000 1990
46 Albania 0.344 per $1,000 1990
47 Canada 0.332 per $1,000 1990
48 Portugal 0.313 per $1,000 1990
49 China 0.308 per $1,000 1990
50 Spain 0.278 per $1,000 1990
51 Argentina 0.267 per $1,000 1990
52 Mexico 0.263 per $1,000 1990
53 Estonia 0.26 per $1,000 1990
54 Chile 0.254 per $1,000 1990
55 Kazakhstan 0.228 per $1,000 1990
56 Angola 0.216 per $1,000 1990
57 Thailand 0.2 per $1,000 1990
58 Ireland 0.198 per $1,000 1990
59 Italy 0.197 per $1,000 1990
60 Bulgaria 0.195 per $1,000 1990
61 Austria 0.18 per $1,000 1990
62 Lesotho 0.17 per $1,000 1990
63 Croatia 0.159 per $1,000 1990
64 Philippines 0.137 per $1,000 1990
65 Paraguay 0.134 per $1,000 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.129 per $1,000 1990
66 Czech Republic 0.105 per $1,000 1990
67 Indonesia 0.103 per $1,000 1990
68 Hungary 0.1 per $1,000 1990
69 Ukraine 0.097 per $1,000 1990
70 United Kingdom 0.096 per $1,000 1990
71 Bangladesh 0.094 per $1,000 1990
72 Peru 0.09 per $1,000 1990
73 Venezuela 0.083 per $1,000 1990
74 Nigeria 0.08 per $1,000 1990
75 Sri Lanka 0.074 per $1,000 1990
76 Colombia 0.06 per $1,000 1990
77 Japan 0.052 per $1,000 1990
=78 Sweden 0.051 per $1,000 1990
=78 France 0.051 per $1,000 1990
=80 Bolivia 0.045 per $1,000 1990
=80 United States 0.045 per $1,000 1990
82 Belgium 0.038 per $1,000 1990
83 Brazil 0.025 per $1,000 1990
84 South Africa 0.016 per $1,000 1990
85 Norway 0.005 per $1,000 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 2005. SIPRI Arms Transfers. Database. February. Stockholm. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Conventional-arms-imports/Per-$-GDP

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