The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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30. Kazakhstan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.9%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 84%
> GDP per capita: $24,079
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 70,500

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29. Kuwait
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 87%
> GDP per capita: $65,531
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 22,600

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28. Greece
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Germany, 67%
> GDP per capita: $24,574
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 145,350

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27. Thailand
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: South Korea, 20%
> GDP per capita: $16,279
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 454,550

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26. Canada
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 63%
> GDP per capita: $44,018
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 67,500