Iran: Arms imports

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 Iran

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 2
 Year 2020
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2020
 Average 761.3
 Min - Max 2 - 5626
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Iran during that period was 761.3 dollars with a minimum of 2 dollars in 2020 and a maximum of 5626 dollars in 1977. The latest value from 2020 is 2 dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 117 countries is 198.50 dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Iran - Arms imports - recent values

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Iran - Arms imports - historical chart - 1960-2020




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 6.85 2022 billion U.S. dollars
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 Armed forces 650,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 2.39 2020 percent
 Arms exports 123.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
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