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Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2017

Trends in international arms transfers, 2017
https://doi.org/10.55163/KFLQ6518
Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
March, 2018

The volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013–17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008–12. This is a continuation of the upward trend that began in the early 2000s. The flow of arms to the Middle East and Asia and Oceania increased between 2008–12 and 2013–17, while there was a decrease in the flow to the Americas, Africa and Europe.

The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now includes data on arms transfers in 2017 and updated information for 1950–2016. This Fact Sheet highlights some of the key global and regional trends and issues in arms transfers based on the new data.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme.
Dr Aude Fleurant was a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Alexandra Kuimova Alexandra Kuimova is a Researcher with UNIDIR’s Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme. She was previously a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme.
Dr Nan Tian is a Senior Researcher and Acting Programme Director for the Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme at SIPRI.
Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme.