The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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40. Peru
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: South Korea, 34%
> GDP per capita: $12,237
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 158,000

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39. Turkmenistan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Turkey, 43%
> GDP per capita: $16,389
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 41,500

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38. Poland
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Germany, 28%
> GDP per capita: $27,343
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 178,400

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37. Finland
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 37%
> GDP per capita: $40,586
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 24,200

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36. Myanmar
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: China, 61%
> GDP per capita: $5,612
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 513,250