The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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35. Brazil
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: France, 26%
> GDP per capita: $14,103
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 729,500

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34. Mexico
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 63%
> GDP per capita: $17,331
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 336,050

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33. Afghanistan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 66%
> GDP per capita: $1,796
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 323,000

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32. Norway
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 76%
> GDP per capita: $64,800
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 23,950

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31. Jordan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.9%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Netherlands, 37%
> GDP per capita: $8,337
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 115,500