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High income OECD countries Compared by Military > Conventional arms imports, % of GDP

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 Greece 1.54% 1990
2 Israel 1.38% 1990
3 Poland 0.397% 1990
4 South Korea 0.279% 1990
5 Denmark 0.143% 1990
6 Chile 0.136% 1990
7 Australia 0.107% 1990
8 New Zealand 0.0944% 1990
9 Slovenia 0.0805% 1990
10 Portugal 0.076% 1990
11 Netherlands 0.0621% 1990
12 Canada 0.0583% 1990
13 Ireland 0.0516% 1990
14 Switzerland 0.0512% 1990
15 Spain 0.0501% 1990
16 Czech Republic 0.046% 1990
17 Finland 0.041% 1990
18 Austria 0.0279% 1990
19 Italy 0.0279% 1990
20 United Kingdom 0.0168% 1990
21 United States 0.00927% 1990
22 France 0.00715% 1990
23 Japan 0.00628% 1990
24 Belgium 0.00592% 1990
25 Sweden 0.00532% 1990
26 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/group-stats/High-income-OECD-countries/Military/Conventional-arms-imports,-%-of-GDP

High income OECD countries Compared by Military > Conventional arms imports, % of GDP

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