Military > Conventional arms imports: Group totals

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).


Emerging markets $7.07 billion 1990
High income OECD countries $6.23 billion 1990
NATO countries $4.13 billion 1990
Non-religious countries $4.12 billion 1990
European Union $3.51 billion 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) $1.65 billion 1990

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