SIPRI Arms Transfers Data

Topic: Military
Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Arms Transfers Database catalogs major conventional weapons sales from 1950 to the most recent full calendar year.

Between 2008 and 2017, China exported $14.4 billion worth of conventional weapons across the globe. It is the 5th largest arms supplier in the world. View

China’s conventional arms sales surged from $650 million in 2008 to $1.13 billion in 2017. View

Countries in Asia purchase 74 percent of China's arms exports. African states import an additional 21 percent. View