The World’s Biggest Arms Importers and Their Biggest Suppliers

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5. Algeria
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 4.4%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 66%
> GDP per capita: $13,900
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 317,200

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4. Australia
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 4.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 60%
> GDP per capita: $44,649
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 57,800

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3. Egypt
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 5.1%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: France, 37%
> GDP per capita: $10,551
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 835,500

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2. India
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 9.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 58%
> GDP per capita: $6,430
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 2,981,050

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1. Saudi Arabia
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 12.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 68%
> GDP per capita: $48,986
> Armed forces, total personnel (2016): 251,500