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Military > Imports > USD: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 4.05 billion 2008
2 India 1.85 billion 2008
3 Algeria 1.59 billion 2008
4 China 1.24 billion 2008
5 Pakistan 1.09 billion 2008
6 Singapore 1.01 billion 2008
7 United States 904 million 2008
South Asia average (profile) 771.25 million 2008
8 Venezuela 733 million 2008
9 Turkey 723 million 2008
10 United Arab Emirates 671 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 649.53 million 1985
11 Poland 611 million 2008
=12 Norway 590 million 2008
=12 United Kingdom 590 million 2008
14 Japan 578 million 2008
15 Chile 543 million 2008
16 Malaysia 529 million 2008
17 Israel 524 million 2008
18 Greece 518 million 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 506.11 million 1990
=19 Canada 434 million 2008
=19 Austria 434 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 421.14 million 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 407.33 million 2008
21 Spain 363 million 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 355.25 million 2008
22 Iraq 351 million 2008
23 Australia 344 million 2008
24 Jordan 336 million 2008
25 South Africa 312 million 2008
failed states average (profile) 308.92 million 1981
26 Indonesia 290 million 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 287.44 million 2008
27 Kuwait 276 million 2007
28 Italy 270 million 2008
29 Belarus 254 million 2006
30 Vietnam 250 million 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 226.56 million 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 220.54 million 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 211.13 million 1983
31 Ethiopia 207 million 2004
32 Portugal 183 million 2008
European Union average (profile) 172.75 million 2008
33 Peru 172 million 2007
34 Belgium 171 million 2008
35 Brazil 156 million 2008
36 Netherlands 152 million 2008
37 Finland 142 million 2008
38 Afghanistan 134 million 2008
39 Ecuador 133 million 2008
40 Colombia 131 million 2008
41 Bulgaria 127 million 2008
42 Germany 104 million 2008
43 Russia 100 million 2007
44 Croatia 99 million 2008
45 Sudan 94 million 2008
46 Cuba 91 million 1991
47 Denmark 90 million 2008
48 Syria 81 million 2008
49 Sri Lanka 75 million 2008
50 France 68 million 2008
=51 Oman 66 million 2008
=51 Namibia 66 million 2008
=53 Georgia 63 million 2008
=53 Uruguay 63 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 60.24 million 1988
55 Saudi Arabia 56 million 2008
56 Estonia 50 million 2008
57 Latvia 44 million 2008
58 Cambodia 40 million 2007
59 Romania 37 million 2008
60 Chad 36 million 2008
=61 Morocco 32 million 2008
=61 Argentina 32 million 2008
=61 Switzerland 32 million 2008
64 Lithuania 26 million 2008
=65 Bosnia and Herzegovina 25 million 1999
=65 Barbados 25 million 2008
=67 Gabon 21 million 2008
=67 Sweden 21 million 2008
=69 Madagascar 20 million 1996
=69 Zimbabwe 20 million 2006
71 Senegal 19 million 2007
72 Malta 18 million 2005
=73 Nigeria 17 million 2008
=73 Czech Republic 17 million 2008
=73 Democratic Republic of the Congo 17 million 2006
76 Ireland 16 million 2008
77 Rwanda 15 million 2007
=78 Equatorial Guinea 14 million 2008
=78 Mongolia 14 million 2008
=78 Cote d'Ivoire 14 million 2004
=81 Tajikistan 13 million 2006
=81 Ghana 13 million 2007
=81 Albania 13 million 2008
=84 Thailand 12 million 2008
=84 Fiji 12 million 1995
=84 Papua New Guinea 12 million 1997
=84 Guatemala 12 million 2008
=84 Cyprus 12 million 2007
=89 Philippines 11 million 2008
=89 Qatar 11 million 2003
=89 Mexico 11 million 2007
=92 Turkmenistan 10 million 2004
=92 Bangladesh 10 million 2008
=92 Sierra Leone 10 million 2006
=92 Eritrea 10 million 2007
=92 Seychelles 10 million 2005
=97 Central African Republic 9 million 2006
=97 Botswana 9 million 2004
=99 Liberia 8 million 2000
=99 Slovenia 8 million 2008
=99 Kenya 8 million 2008
=99 Mali 8 million 2007
=99 Djibouti 8 million 2005
=104 Moldova 7 million 1995
=104 Mauritania 7 million 2003
=104 The Gambia 7 million 2004
=104 Togo 7 million 1997
=104 Niger 7 million 2008
=104 Tunisia 7 million 2008
=110 Vanuatu 6 million 1987
=110 Palau 6 million 1996
=110 Tuvalu 6 million 1994
=110 Uzbekistan 6 million 2002
=110 Suriname 6 million 1999
=110 Samoa 6 million 1988
=110 Solomon Islands 6 million 1991
=110 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6 million 1985
=110 Marshall Islands 6 million 1991
=110 Kiribati 6 million 1994
=120 Nepal 5 million 2005
=120 Hungary 5 million 2008
=120 Bolivia 5 million 2007
=120 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 million 1987
=120 Comoros 5 million 2008
=125 Burkina Faso 4 million 2007
=125 Mauritius 4 million 2006
=125 El Salvador 4 million 2008
=125 New Zealand 4 million 2008
=125 Laos 4 million 2005
=125 Guinea-Bissau 4 million 1993
=125 Burundi 4 million 2002
=132 Libya 3 million 2007
=132 Costa Rica 3 million 1993
=132 Lebanon 3 million 2007
=132 Uganda 3 million 2008
=132 Iceland 3 million 1986
=132 Zambia 3 million 2007
=132 Kazakhstan 3 million 2008
=139 Malawi 2 million 1994
=139 Dominican Republic 2 million 2005
=139 Bahrain 2 million 2008
=139 Jamaica 2 million 2008
=139 Benin 2 million 2008
=139 Brunei 2 million 2006
=139 Kyrgyzstan 2 million 2006
=146 Swaziland 1,000,000 2001
=146 Slovakia 1,000,000 2007
=146 Guinea 1,000,000 2003
=146 Luxembourg 1,000,000 2003
=146 Belize 1,000,000 2000
=146 Trinidad and Tobago 1,000,000 2001
=146 Paraguay 1,000,000 2005
=146 Cape Verde 1,000,000 2000
=146 The Bahamas 1,000,000 2007
=146 Azerbaijan 1,000,000 2008
=146 Lesotho 1,000,000 2006
=146 Somalia 1,000,000 1999
=146 Armenia 1,000,000 2007
=146 Mozambique 1,000,000 2003
=146 Haiti 1,000,000 2007
=146 Nicaragua 1,000,000 1991
=146 Burma 1,000,000 2007
=163 Cameroon 0.0 2007
=163 Tanzania 0.0 2007
=163 Congo, Republic of the 0.0 2007
=163 Panama 0.0 2002
=163 Maldives 0.0 1997
=163 Tonga 0.0 1996
=163 Grenada 0.0 1982
=163 Bhutan 0.0 2004
=163 Guyana 0.0 2008
=163 Honduras 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Imports > USD. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Imports/USD

Military > Imports > USD: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Imports > USD

  • United States ranked first for imports > USD amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • India ranked first for imports > USD amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Poland ranked first for imports > USD amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Turkey ranked first for imports > USD amongst NATO countries in 2008.
  • China ranked first for imports > USD amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • France ranked last for imports > USD amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
  • Algeria ranked first for imports > USD amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • European Union has ranked in the top 2 for imports > USD since 1960.
  • Greece ranked first for imports > USD amongst Eurozone in 2008.
  • Singapore ranked first for imports > USD amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2008.
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