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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

I. Developments in arms transfers, 20161

Chapter:
10. International arms transfers and developments in arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman, Aude Fleurant

The volume of international transfers of major arms in the five-year period 2012–16 was 8.4 per cent higher than in 2007–11 (see figure 10.1).2 This increase marks a continuation of the steady upward trend in the volume of major arms transfers seen since 2003. The highest total volume of international major arms transfers over a five-year period was in 1980–84. After 1980–84 the volume of transfers declined almost continuously until 2000–2004 when the total volume was only 44 per cent of the 1980–84 total. The total for the latest five-year period (2012–16) was 47 per cent higher than 2000–2004 and the highest 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 of future developments, it is noteworthy that the total annual volumes over the past six years (2011–16) have remained relatively stable, albeit that the total for 2016 is clearly higher than the total for any of the preceding five years.

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "10. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-10-div1-51.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S., & Fleurant, A. (2016). 10. International arms transfers and developments in arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-10-div1-51.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "10. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-10-div1-51.xml
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