These Countries Are Increasing Their Weapons Stockpiles the Fastest

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6. Oman
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +213.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.6%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.6%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: UK, 39%
> GDP per capita: $37,961

Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook

5. Qatar
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +225.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.7%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 65%
> GDP per capita: $116,932

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4. Kazakhstan
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +232.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.9%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.3%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: Russia, 84%
> GDP per capita: $24,079

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3. Peru
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +303.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 0.5%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.1%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: South Korea, 34%
> GDP per capita: $12,237

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2. Kuwait
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +348.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 1.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.2%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 87%
> GDP per capita: $65,531

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1. Israel
> Change from 2009-13 to 2014-18: +354.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2014-18): 2.0%
> Share of global arms imports (2009-13): 0.5%
> Main supplier, share of importer’s total imports: USA, 64%
> GDP per capita: $33,132