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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

I. Developments in arms transfers, 20141

Chapter:
10. International arms transfers and arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman, Sam Perlo-Freeman, Pieter D. Wezeman, Mark Bromley, Maaike Verbruggen, Aude Fleurant

Over the past 10 years the trend in the volume of international arms transfers has been slowly increasing (see figure 10.1).2 The volume in the five-year period 2010–14 was 16 per cent higher than in 2005–2009. From the early 1980s, which has the highest recorded level of transfers since 1950–54, the volume of transfers almost continuously declined until 2000–2004, when it amounted to only 45 per cent of the volume in 1980–84. However, since 2000–2004 the volume of transfers has increased every year and in 2010–14 it was 45 per cent higher than in 2000–2004. The volume in 2010–14 was the highest since the end of the cold war in 1989–1993. While annual fluctuations are common and experience has shown that they are not good indicators of future developments, it is noteworthy that the annual volumes in the past four years (2011–14) have been relatively stable.

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T., Sam Perlo-Freeman, Pieter D. Wezeman, Mark Bromley, Maaike Verbruggen, and Aude Fleurant. "10. International arms transfers and arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-10-div1-2.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S., Perlo-Freeman, S., Wezeman, P., Bromley, M., Verbruggen, M., & Fleurant, A. (2016). 10. International arms transfers and arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Oct. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-10-div1-2.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T., Sam Perlo-Freeman, Pieter D. Wezeman, Mark Bromley, Maaike Verbruggen, and Aude Fleurant. "10. International arms transfers and arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Oct. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-10-div1-2.xml
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