Arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 reached 5.00 USD mil in 2012 in Burundi, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 150 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 in Burundi reached an all time high of 8.00 USD mil in 1983 and an all time low of 1.00 USD mil in 1980. When compared to Burundi's main peers, arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 in Rwanda amounted to 5.00 USD mil, 115 USD mil in Tanzania, 219 USD mil in Uganda and 10.0 USD mil in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2012.
Burundi has been ranked 101st within the group of 117 countries we follow in terms of arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990, 17 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.