Arms imports in constant prices of 1990

(US dollars)

Qatar is the top country by arms imports in the world. As of 2022, arms imports in Qatar was 3,342 million US dollars that accounts for 10.58% of the world's arms imports. The top 5 countries (others are India, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait) account for 42.26% of it. The world's total arms imports was estimated at 31,598 million US dollars in 2022.

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What is arms imports?

Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.