These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Stockpiles the Fastest

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11. Indonesia
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +86.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.5%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.4%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: UK, 19%
> GDP per capita: $11,189

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10. Iraq
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +139.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 3.7%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 47%
> GDP per capita: $15,393

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9. Italy
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +162.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.5%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 59%
> GDP per capita: $35,220

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8. Saudi Arabia
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +192.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 12.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 4.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 68%
> GDP per capita: $48,986

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7. Egypt
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +206.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 5.1%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 1.8%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: France, 37%
> GDP per capita: $10,551