Botswana: Arms imports

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 Botswana

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 13.00
 Year 2022
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1977 - 2022
 Average 16.22
 Min - Max 1.00 - 85.00
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1977 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 16.22 dollars with a minimum of 1 dollars in 1977 and a maximum of 85 dollars in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 13 dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 106 countries is 298.02 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
Botswana - Arms imports - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Botswana - Arms imports - historical chart - 1977-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.49 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 2.74 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 8.07 2022 percent
 Armed forces 9,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.85 2020 percent
 Arms imports 13.00 2022 dollars
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