The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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15. Israel
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 64%
> GDP per capita: $33,132
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 184,500

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14. Qatar
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 65%
> GDP per capita: $116,932
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 21,500

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13. Turkey
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 60%
> GDP per capita: $25,135
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 512,000

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12. Indonesia
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: UK, 19%
> GDP per capita: $11,189
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 675,500

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11. Pakistan
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: China, 70%
> GDP per capita: $5,035
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 935,800