These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Stockpiles the Fastest

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21. Mexico
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +40.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.7%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 63%
> GDP per capita: $17,331

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20. Canada
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +42.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 63%
> GDP per capita: $44,018

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19. Thailand
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +46.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: South Korea, 20%
> GDP per capita: $16,279

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18. Algeria
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +55.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 4.4%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 3.1%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 66%
> GDP per capita: $13,900

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17. Turkmenistan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +59.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.5%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.4%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Turkey, 43%
> GDP per capita: $16,389