Human Development Data for the Arab States

Arms imports (constant 1990 US$) (thousands)

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.

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 1320000 729000 415000 155000 304000 471000 1420000 1120000 791000
Bahrain 20000 362000 299000 63000 63000 26000 20000 45500 71000
Comoros .. .. .. .. .. .. 6000 .. ..
Djibouti 4000 1000 1000 8000 .. .. .. .. ..
Egypt 992000 579000 788000 641000 774000 692000 250000 174000 681000
Iraq 2110000 769000 .. 165000 282000 257000 367000 388000 464000
Jordan 403000 14000 130000 35000 48000 186000 161000 237000 114000
Kuwait 41000 314000 247000 16000 147500 279000 5000 18000 17000
Lebanon 41000 .. 4000 1000 3000 5000 1000 40000 60000
Libya 3050000 5000 78000 49666.7 2000 2000 4500 7000 7000
Mauritania 22000 15000 31000 .. .. .. .. .. 4000
Morocco 429000 127000 123000 87000 44000 29000 46000 37000 138000
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. .. .. .. 2000 8000 14000 4000
Oman 8000 49000 118000 164000 285000 4000 66000 93000 36000
Qatar 53000 5000 11000 .. .. .. .. 285000 20000
Saudi Arabia 1120000 2000000 81000 150000 185000 191000 217000 721000 787000
Somalia 126000 16000 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 12000 3000 71500 104000 66000 33000 106000 76000 14000
Syrian Arab Republic 2050000 689000 19000 7000 70000 161500 253000 167000 167000
Tunisia 102000 4000 35000 168000 2000 2500 3000 2500 2000
United Arab Emirates 205000 564000 243000 2200000 2050000 953000 744000 560000 493000
Yemen .. 76000 158000 306000 57000 151000 39000 5000 7000
Arab States 12100000 6320000 2670000 4270000 4230000 3280000 3710000 3940000 3880000
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 3000000 1600000 2310000 4100000 3470000 2930000 2650000 3200000 1910000
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 1700000 2580000 .. .. 1150000 1380000 1290000 1200000 920000
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 2820000 1080000 969000 1210000 2070000 2220000 1800000 1380000 1740000
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 1630000 .. .. 733000 489000 493000 556000 .. ..
OECD Members 12400000 11000000 8770000 7610000 10500000 13100000 9920000 8540000 9310000
South Asia 3230000 5590000 1570000 1550000 1830000 2970000 3050000 3990000 6380000
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 2000000 401000 635000 855000 986000 1080000 837000 487000 530000
World 37700000 28600000 18500000 21000000 23700000 26400000 23200000 23600000 25000000


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