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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

I. Developments in arms transfers, 20131

Chapter:
5. International arms transfers
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2014
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman, Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Pieter D. Wezeman, Mark Bromley

Over the past 10 years the trend in the volume of international arms transfers has been slowly increasing (see figure 5.1).2 The volume in 2009–13 was 14 per cent higher than in the previous five-year period, 2004–2008. The longer-term trend is more dramatic: from the early 1980s the volume of transfers declined almost continuously until 2000–2004, when it was only 44 per cent of the volume in 1980–84. Between 2000–2004 and 2009–13, the volume of transfers increased by 30 per cent. The volume in the latter period was the highest since 1989–1993 (the end of the cold war). Compared to the peaks in 2011 and 2012, arms transfers fell in 2013. Such annual fluctuations are common, and experience has shown that they cannot be used to predict future developments in the longer-term trend.

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T., Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Mark Bromley. "5. International arms transfers." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-6-div1-2.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S., Béraud-Sudreau, L., Wezeman, P., & Bromley, M. (2016). 5. International arms transfers. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-6-div1-2.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T., Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Mark Bromley. "5. International arms transfers." In SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-6-div1-2.xml
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