These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Exports the Fastest

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5. Israel
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +60%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 3.1%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 2.1%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: India, 46%
> GDP per capita: $33,132

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4. South Korea
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +94%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 1.8%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 1.0%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Indonesia, 17%
> GDP per capita: $35,938

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3. United Arab Emirates
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +103%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 0.3%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.2%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Egypt, 41%
> GDP per capita: $67,293

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2. Turkey
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +170%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.4%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: UAE, 30%
> GDP per capita: $25,135

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1. Czech Republic
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +472%
> Share of global arms exports (2014-18): 0.3%
> Share of global arms exports (2009-13): 0.1%
> Main client, share of supplier’s total exports: Iraq, 40%
> GDP per capita: $32,606