The statistics on this page speak for themselves.
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SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
Milex as a percent of GDP, 2021
Milex as a percent of central gov expenditures, 2021
SIPRI Arms Transfers Database
Country Rank of total arms exports, out of top 50, 2021
Arms and ammunition exports (millions), 2021, no data for Japan
Arms and ammunition imports (millions), 2021
* Milex = Military expense
Numbers include retired, stockpiled and deployed nuclear warheads. All numbers are approximate estimates as most countries do not reveal the exact amounts.
May 10, 2018.
BBC News. It is estimated that the US accounts for 34% of all global arms sales, up from 30% five years ago. Total international trade in arms now worth about $100 billion per year. US arms exports are 58% higher than Russia, the world’s second-largest exporter. The Middle East accounts for almost half of US arms exports received during 2013 – 17. China’s arms exports rose by 38% between 2008 – 12 and 2013 – 17. The major exception to the rise in arms sales is Africa, arms imports falling by 22% between 2008 – 12 and 2013 – 17.
Page updated on 3/1/2023.