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Trends in international arms transfers, 2015

The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now contains information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the end of 2015. 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 2010–15 and describes the changes in regional trends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Aude Fleurant is the Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman is the Head of the SIPRI Project on Military Expenditure in the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme (currently on leave of absence).
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.