Saudi Arabia: Arms imports

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 Saudi Arabia

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 2,272.00
 Year 2022
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 1,200.44
 Min - Max 5.00 - 3,920.00
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 1200.44 dollars with a minimum of 5 dollars in 1964 and a maximum of 3920 dollars in 2017. The latest value from 2022 is 2272 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
Saudi Arabia - Arms imports - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Saudi Arabia - 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 75.01 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 7.42 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 27.79 2022 percent
 Armed forces 282,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.76 2020 percent
 Arms exports 5.00 2016 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 2,272.00 2022 dollars
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