These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Exports the Fastest

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10. Switzerland
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +20%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.9%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Saudi Arabia, 19%
> GDP per capita: $57,410

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9. Spain
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +20%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 3.2%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 2.9%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Australia, 42%
> GDP per capita: $34,272

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8. Brazil
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +21%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 0.2%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.2%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Afghanistan, 32%
> GDP per capita: $14,103

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7. United States
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +29%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 36.0%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 30.0%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Saudi Arabia, 22%
> GDP per capita: $54,225

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6. France
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +43%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 6.8%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 5.1%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Egypt, 28%
> GDP per capita: $38,606