Which Country Imports the Most Military Equipment?

Arms Imports (Constant 1990 USD) (USD mil), 2015
Military & Defense | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 132 countries in 2015, India ranked the highest in arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 with USD 4,905 mil followed by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. On the other end of the scale was Kosovo with USD 1.00 mil, Dem. Republic of the Congo with USD 1.00 mil and Jamaica with USD 1.00 mil.

Total arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 reached USD 28,007 mil in 2015 in the World according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.475 % less than in the previous year and 23.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 reached an all time high of USD 41,521 mil in 1981 and an all time low of USD 14,867 mil in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.05 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 17.5 % of arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 30.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 54.4 % in 2015.

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