Afghanistan: Arms imports

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 Afghanistan

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 65
 Year 2021
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 325.63
 Min - Max 3 - 2151
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 325.63 dollars with a minimum of 3 dollars in 2006 and a maximum of 2151 dollars in 1989. The latest value from 2021 is 65 dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 120 countries is 219.95 dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Arms imports - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Arms imports - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: 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. Figures are SIPRI Trend Indicator Values (TIVs) expressed in US$ m. A '0' indicates that the value of deliveries is less than US$0.5m.


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 Military spending 0.28 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.83 2021 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 4.97 2020 percent
 Armed forces 165,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.81 2020 percent
 Arms exports 1.00 1992 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 65.00 2021 dollars
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