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Military > Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (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 Russia 4.4 per $1,000 1990
2 Uzbekistan 3.57 per $1,000 1990
3 Jordan 2.82 per $1,000 1990
4 Israel 2.19 per $1,000 1990
5 Ukraine 1.51 per $1,000 1990
=6 Georgia 1.38 per $1,000 1990
=6 Malta 1.38 per $1,000 1990
8 France 1.22 per $1,000 1990
9 Sweden 1.02 per $1,000 1990
10 Belarus 0.709 per $1,000 1990
11 Switzerland 0.611 per $1,000 1990
12 Singapore 0.579 per $1,000 1990
13 United Kingdom 0.553 per $1,000 1990
14 Canada 0.531 per $1,000 1990
15 United States 0.464 per $1,000 1990
16 Netherlands 0.439 per $1,000 1990
17 Norway 0.279 per $1,000 1990
18 Poland 0.186 per $1,000 1990
19 Italy 0.162 per $1,000 1990
20 Finland 0.112 per $1,000 1990
21 Australia 0.085 per $1,000 1990
22 Spain 0.08 per $1,000 1990
23 South Africa 0.071 per $1,000 1990
24 Brazil 0.067 per $1,000 1990
25 Indonesia 0.06 per $1,000 1990
26 South Korea 0.054 per $1,000 1990
27 United Arab Emirates 0.047 per $1,000 1990
28 Kazakhstan 0.042 per $1,000 1990
29 Turkey 0.035 per $1,000 1990
30 Denmark 0.034 per $1,000 1990
31 Peru 0.032 per $1,000 1990
32 Pakistan 0.029 per $1,000 1990
33 China 0.017 per $1,000 1990
34 New Zealand 0.011 per $1,000 1990
35 Thailand 0.01 per $1,000 1990
=36 Venezuela 0.007 per $1,000 1990
=36 India 0.007 per $1,000 1990
38 Austria 0.004 per $1,000 1990
39 Iran 0.002 per $1,000 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Conventional arms > Exports > 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/Exports/Per-$-GDP

Military > Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP

Israel ranked first for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst High income OECD countries in 1990.
United States ranked second last for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 1990.
Russia ranked first for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst Emerging markets in 1990.
France ranked first for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst Non-religious countries in 1990.
All of the top 2 countries by conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP are Former Soviet.
Australia ranked second last for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst English speaking countries in 1990.
Ukraine ranked second for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst Europe in 1990.
Malta ranked first for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst European Union in 1990.
China ranked second last for conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP amongst Cold countries in 1990.
2 of the top 3 countries by conventional arms > exports > per $ GDP are Muslim.

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