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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

I. Developments in arms transfers, 20151

Chapter:
15. International arms transfers
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2016
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman

Over the past 10 years there has been a slow and steady upward trend in the volume of international major arms transfers (see figure 15.1).2 The volume of major arms transfers in the five-year period 2011–15 was 14 per cent higher than in 2006–10. From 1980–84, when it reached its highest level since 1950–54, the volume of transfers almost continuously declined until in 2000–2004 it was only 44 per cent of the 1980–84 volume. The total for the latest five-year period, 2011–15, was 47 per cent higher than 2000–2004 and the highest total since 1989–1993 (the five-year period most directly affected by the end of the cold war). While annual fluctuations are common and experience has shown that annual totals are not reliable indicators for future developments, it is noteworthy that the total annual volumes over the past five years (2011–15) have been relatively stable.

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T.. "15. International arms transfers." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Sep. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-015-div1-094.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S. (2016). 15. International arms transfers. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Sep. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-015-div1-094.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T.. "15. International arms transfers." In SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Sep. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-015-div1-094.xml
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