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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

II. Developments among the recipients of major arms, 2015–19

Chapter:
9. International arms transfers and developments in arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2020
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman

SIPRI has identified 160 states as importers of major arms in the five-year period 2015–19.1 The top five arms importers—Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China—accounted for 36 per cent of the total volume of arms imports in 2015–19 (see tables 9.5 and 9.6). Of these, Saudi Arabia, India and China were also among the top five importers in 2010–14. The top five arms importers in 2015–19 are all in the two regions—Asia and Oceania and the Middle East—that received by far the greatest volume of imports in 2015–19 (see table 9.7). States in Europe, Africa and the Americas imported much lower overall volumes of major arms. This section reviews significant developments among the main recipients of arms in each region in turn.

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T.. "9. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 4 Dec. 2020. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-009-div1-106.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S. (2016). 9. International arms transfers and developments in arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 4 Dec. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-009-div1-106.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T.. "9. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 4 Dec. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-009-div1-106.xml
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