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Trends in international arms transfers, 2013

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Publisher: SIPRI
March, 2014

The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now contains information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the end of 2013. It is the only publicly available resource providing consistent data on international arms transfers for this length of time. This Fact Sheet describes the trends in international arms transfers that are revealed by the new data. It lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 200913 and describes the changes in regional trends.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.