The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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20. Italy
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 59%
> GDP per capita: $35,220
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 356,850

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19. United Kingdom
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 71%
> GDP per capita: $39,753
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 150,250

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18. Oman
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: UK, 39%
> GDP per capita: $37,961
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 47,000

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17. Taiwan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 100%
> GDP per capita: N/A
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): N/A

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16. United States
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Germany, 22%
> GDP per capita: $54,225
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 1,348,400