China: Arms imports

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 China

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 807.00
 Year 2022
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 885.56
 Min - Max 2.00 - 3,481.00
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 885.56 dollars with a minimum of 2 dollars in 1969 and a maximum of 3481 dollars in 2005. The latest value from 2022 is 807 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
China - Arms imports - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Arms imports - historical chart - 1960-2022




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.


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 Military spending 291.96 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.60 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 4.79 2022 percent
 Armed forces 2,535,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.33 2020 percent
 Arms exports 2,017.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 807.00 2022 dollars
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