Which Country Exports the Most Military Equipment?

Arms Exports (Constant 1990 USD) (USD mil), 2017 or latest
Military & Defense | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 52 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in arms exports at constant USD prices from 1990 with USD 12,394 mil followed by Russia and France. On the other end of the scale was Japan with USD 2.00 mil, Thailand with USD 2.00 mil and Serbia with USD 2.00 mil.

Data for more countries are available at Arms Exports (Constant 1990 USD) indicator page.

Arms Exports (Constant 1990 USD) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
China USD mil 1,253 1,509 2,006 1,152 1,832
France USD mil 1,758 1,035 1,492 1,697 2,077
Germany USD mil 1,351 847 738 1,774 1,769
Israel USD mil 541 461 426 399 727
Italy USD mil 944 747 867 683 711
Netherlands USD mil 546 863 367 631 464
Norway USD mil 151 172 175 164 240
Russia USD mil 8,568 8,283 7,805 5,224 5,608
South Korea USD mil ... ... 331 218 347 163 101
Spain USD mil 1,429 546 728 1,050 1,163
Switzerland USD mil 326 229 174 339 437
Turkey USD mil ... 86.0 143 156 165 288
USA USD mil 9,087 9,122 7,660 9,656 10,048
Ukraine USD mil 569 1,487 655 651 400
United Kingdom USD mil 1,025 899 1,580 1,645 1,149