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SIPRI has published hundreds of books, reports, fact sheets, background papers and policy briefs since its first book appeared in 1969. Oxford University Press publishes and distributes some SIPRI publication series. Other are available to download or buy directly from SIPRI.

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SIPRI Yearbook

SIPRI Yearbook 2019 is a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of armed conflict and conflict management; military spending and armaments; and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.

Armament and disarmament

Estimating the Arms Sales of Chinese Companies

Quantitative research on the finances of the Chinese arms industry has been limited by the scarcity of available data. This paper uses a scoping study to estimate the financial value of the arms sales of companies in the Chinese arms industry. The estimates suggest that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world.

Conflict and peace

Peace and development