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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

V. The financial value of states’ arms exports

Chapter:
5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2019
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman, Aude Fleurant

Official data on the financial value of states’ arms exports in the years 2008–17 is presented in table 5.10. The countries included in the table are those that provide data on the financial value of ‘arms exports’, ‘arms export licences’, ‘arms export agreements’ or ‘arms export orders’ for at least 6 of the 10 years covered and where the average of the values given in at least one of the data sets exceeds $10 million. The data is taken from reports by—or direct quotes from—national governments. The stated data coverage reflects the language used by the original source. National practices in this area vary, but the term ‘arms exports’ generally refers to the financial value of the arms actually delivered; ‘arms export licences’ generally refers to the financial value of the licences for arms exports issued by the national export licensing authority; and ‘arms export agreements’ or ‘arms export orders’ refers to the financial value of contracts or other agreements signed for arms exports. The arms export data for the states in table 5.10 is based on national definitions and methodologies and is thus not necessarily comparable.1 Conversion to constant (2017) United States dollars is made using the market exchange rates of the reporting year and the US consumer price index (CPI).

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-031.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S., & Fleurant, A. (2016). 5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-031.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-031.xml
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