Switzerland: Arms imports

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 Switzerland

Arms imports, million constant U.S. dollars

 Latest value 10.00
 Year 2021
 Measure dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 161.89
 Min - Max 4.00 - 506.00
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 161.89 dollars with a minimum of 4 dollars in 1962 and a maximum of 506 dollars in 1999. The latest value from 2021 is 10 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
Switzerland - Arms imports - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Switzerland - 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 6.15 2022 billion U.S. dollars
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 Armed forces 20,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.40 2020 percent
 Arms exports 175.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 10.00 2021 dollars
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