These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Stockpiles the Fastest

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16. Jordan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +61.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.9%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Netherlands, 37%
> GDP per capita: $8,337

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15. Finland
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +64.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.6%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.4%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 37%
> GDP per capita: $40,586

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14. Bangladesh
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +75.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.2%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: China, 70%
> GDP per capita: $3,524

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13. Vietnam
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +78.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.9%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 78%
> GDP per capita: $6,172

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12. Taiwan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +83.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.7%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.0%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 100%
> GDP per capita: $00