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Arms imports in constant prices of 1990

(US dollars)

Saudi Arabia is the top country by arms imports in the world. As of 2017, arms imports in Saudi Arabia was 4,111 million US dollars that accounts for 13.45 % of the world's arms imports. The top 5 countries (others are India, Egypt, Australia, and Indonesia) account for 41.95 % of it. The world's total arms imports was estimated at 30,575 million US dollars in 2017.

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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.