These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Exports the Fastest

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15. China
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +2.7%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 5.2%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 5.5%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Pakistan, 37%
> GDP per capita: $15,309

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14. Australia
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +3.9%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 0.3%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.3%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: USA, 53%
> GDP per capita: $44,649

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13. United Kingdom
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +5.9%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 4.2%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 4.3%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Saudi Arabia, 44%
> GDP per capita: $39,753

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12. Germany
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +13%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 6.4%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 6.1%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: South Korea, 19%
> GDP per capita: $45,229

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11. Netherlands
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +16%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 2.1%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 1.9%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Jordan, 15%
> GDP per capita: $48,473