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Transport > Maritime > Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Arms imports (constant 1990 US$). 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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Tuvalu 55.11% 1994
2 Kiribati 10.68% 1994
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.69% 1985
4 Marshall Islands 7.27% 1991
5 Palau 5.55% 1996
6 Samoa 5.06% 1988
7 Vanuatu 4.59% 1987
8 Afghanistan 3.7% 2011
9 Federated States of Micronesia 2.9% 1997
10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.81% 1987
11 Guinea-Bissau 2.11% 1993
12 East Timor 2.06% 2010
13 Solomon Islands 1.87% 1991
14 Somalia 1.74% 1990
15 Uganda 1.72% 2012
16 Liberia 1.51% 2000
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.16% 2010
South Asia average (profile) 1.16% 2011
18 Djibouti 1.13% 2005
19 Grenada 1.05% 1982
20 The Gambia 0.864% 2004
21 Morocco 0.823% 2012
22 Seychelles 0.755% 2011
23 Tajikistan 0.703% 2009
24 Fiji 0.609% 1995
25 Mongolia 0.584% 2012
26 Madagascar 0.551% 1996
27 Pakistan 0.538% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.537% 1988
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.534% 1999
29 Cape Verde 0.527% 2012
30 Moldova 0.513% 1995
31 Cambodia 0.512% 2012
32 Syria 0.51% 2012
33 Jordan 0.506% 2012
34 Zimbabwe 0.459% 2006
35 Namibia 0.444% 2012
36 Bahrain 0.401% 2010
37 United Arab Emirates 0.37% 2011
38 Cuba 0.37% 1991
39 Central African Republic 0.369% 2011
40 Equatorial Guinea 0.367% 2012
41 Iceland 0.355% 2011
42 South Sudan 0.318% 2011
43 Algeria 0.313% 2012
44 Eritrea 0.303% 2007
45 Panama 0.303% 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.291% 2011
46 Mauritania 0.286% 2012
47 Bangladesh 0.281% 2012
48 Zambia 0.28% 2012
49 Barbados 0.278% 2009
50 Ghana 0.265% 2012
51 Benin 0.265% 2012
52 India 0.259% 2012
53 Vietnam 0.257% 2012
54 Rwanda 0.247% 2009
55 Azerbaijan 0.23% 2012
56 Turkmenistan 0.229% 2012
57 Singapore 0.228% 2012
58 Tonga 0.228% 1996
59 Iraq 0.216% 2012
60 Laos 0.204% 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.202% 2011
61 Tanzania 0.188% 2012
62 Maldives 0.187% 2010
63 Venezuela 0.169% 2012
64 Comoros 0.168% 2012
65 Albania 0.168% 2012
66 Turkey 0.161% 2012
67 Cyprus 0.156% 2011
68 Papua New Guinea 0.142% 1997
69 Kenya 0.139% 2012
70 Belarus 0.134% 2012
71 Republic of the Congo 0.132% 2012
72 Saudi Arabia 0.13% 2012
73 Ecuador 0.129% 2012
74 Belize 0.12% 2000
75 Brunei 0.118% 2012
76 Ethiopia 0.111% 2012
77 Senegal 0.111% 2011
78 Sudan 0.109% 2012
79 Qatar 0.106% 2011
80 Togo 0.105% 2012
81 Burundi 0.0987% 2010
82 South Korea 0.0954% 2012
83 Mauritius 0.094% 2004
84 Uzbekistan 0.0929% 2002
85 Malta 0.0917% 2012
86 Egypt 0.0878% 2012
87 Thailand 0.0812% 2012
88 Colombia 0.0754% 2012
89 Swaziland 0.0741% 2001
90 Botswana 0.0727% 2010
91 Lebanon 0.0722% 2012
92 Bhutan 0.0712% 2004
93 Kyrgyzstan 0.0706% 2006
94 Malawi 0.0701% 2008
95 Lesotho 0.07% 2006
96 Suriname 0.0697% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.0695% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.0692% 2012
97 Sierra Leone 0.0681% 2011
98 Nicaragua 0.0672% 1991
99 Cote d'Ivoire 0.0646% 2004
100 Australia 0.0585% 2012
101 Slovenia 0.0557% 2011
102 Armenia 0.0493% 2011
103 Kazakhstan 0.0489% 2012
104 Yemen 0.0477% 2012
105 Cameroon 0.0445% 2010
106 Sweden 0.0434% 2012
107 Libya 0.0417% 2009
108 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0417% 2012
109 South Africa 0.0385% 2012
110 Poland 0.0372% 2012
111 Finland 0.0368% 2012
112 Chad 0.0363% 2012
113 Sri Lanka 0.0355% 2011
114 Netherlands 0.0337% 2012
115 Norway 0.0326% 2012
116 Latvia 0.0318% 2012
117 Israel 0.0314% 2011
118 Croatia 0.0301% 2012
119 Oman 0.03% 2011
120 Philippines 0.03% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 0.0294% 2012
121 Mali 0.0291% 2012
122 Paraguay 0.0274% 2012
123 Angola 0.0265% 2009
124 Kuwait 0.0261% 2011
125 Guyana 0.026% 2008
126 Nigeria 0.0258% 2011
127 United Kingdom 0.0246% 2012
128 Uruguay 0.0237% 2011
129 New Zealand 0.0233% 2012
130 Mexico 0.0227% 2012
131 Denmark 0.022% 2012
132 Dominican Republic 0.0216% 2011
133 Indonesia 0.0214% 2012
134 Gabon 0.0213% 2011
135 Romania 0.0213% 2012
136 Chile 0.0209% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.0204% 2012
137 China 0.0202% 2012
European Union average (profile) 0.0199% 2012
138 Guinea 0.0196% 2011
139 Niger 0.019% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 0.019% 2012
140 Spain 0.019% 2012
141 Bolivia 0.0185% 2012
142 Iran 0.0185% 2011
143 Brazil 0.0182% 2012
144 Malaysia 0.0175% 2012
145 Portugal 0.0165% 2012
146 Nepal 0.0158% 2011
147 Tunisia 0.0151% 2011
148 European Union 0.0146% 2012
149 Greece 0.0141% 2012
150 Georgia 0.0139% 2011
151 The Bahamas 0.0128% 2009
152 Italy 0.0107% 2012
153 Canada 0.0103% 2012
154 Slovakia 0.0103% 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.00985% 2012
155 Estonia 0.00915% 2012
156 El Salvador 0.00838% 2012
157 United States 0.00827% 2012
158 Czech Republic 0.00818% 2012
159 Hungary 0.00793% 2011
160 Republic of Macedonia 0.00762% 2006
161 Jamaica 0.00757% 2010
162 Argentina 0.00723% 2012
163 Belgium 0.0062% 2012
164 Bulgaria 0.00588% 2012
165 France 0.0057% 2012
166 Germany 0.00538% 2012
167 Burkina Faso 0.00479% 2012
168 Peru 0.00457% 2012
169 Japan 0.00401% 2012
170 Guatemala 0.00396% 2012
171 Mozambique 0.00343% 2012
172 Honduras 0.0027% 2012
173 Austria 0.00225% 2012
174 Costa Rica 0.00221% 2012
175 Luxembourg 0.00175% 2012
176 Russia 0.00154% 2012
177 Serbia 0.00133% 2012
178 Switzerland 0.00127% 2012
179 Lithuania 0.00119% 2012
180 Ireland 0.000475% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Transport > Maritime > Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Transport/Maritime/Arms-imports/Constant-1990-US$,-%-of-GDP

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