Arms exports at constant USD prices from 1990 reached 74.0 USD mil in 2017 in South Africa, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 13.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, arms exports at constant USD prices from 1990 in South Africa reached an all time high of 235 USD mil in 2010 and an all time low of 1.00 USD mil in 1973.
South Africa has been ranked 23rd within the group of 47 countries we follow in terms of arms exports at constant USD prices from 1990, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licences.