These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Stockpiles the Fastest

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26. United Kingdom
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +2.3%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.6%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 71%
> GDP per capita: $39,753

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25. Poland
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +2.5%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Germany, 28%
> GDP per capita: $27,343

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24. Japan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +15.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.4%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 95%
> GDP per capita: $39,002

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23. Azerbaijan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +15.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.3%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.2%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 51%
> GDP per capita: $15,847

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22. Australia
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +37.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 4.6%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 3.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 60%
> GDP per capita: $44,649