The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

Print Email

Source: shadman_samee / Flickr

25. Bangladesh
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.2%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: China, 70%
> GDP per capita: $3,524
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 220,950

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

24. Morocco
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.2%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 62%
> GDP per capita: $7,485
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 245,800

Source: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

23. Azerbaijan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 51%
> GDP per capita: $15,847
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 81,950

Source: dvids / Flickr

22. Singapore
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 46%
> GDP per capita: $85,535
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 147,600

Source: Koichi Kamoshida / Getty Images

21. Japan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.4%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 95%
> GDP per capita: $39,002
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 260,890