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World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1981-1991 (ICPSR 6364)

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Summary:

This data collection, which focuses on military spending and arms transfers, supplies information on 144 developed and developing countries of the world for which information was available. Data are provided in five tables. Table I (Part 1) consists of military expenditures, armed forces, Gross National Product, central government expenditures, and population by region, organization, and country for 1981-1991. Table II (Part 2) includes arms transfer deliveries and total trade by region, organization, and country for 1981-1991. Table III (Part 3) provides cumulative information for 1987-1991 on arms transfer deliveries by major supplier and recipient country. Table IV (Part 4) contains arms transfer deliveries and agreements for 1981-1991 by supplier and recipient region. Table V (included in the documentation) supplies cumulative information for 1987-1991 on number of arms delivered by selected supplier, recipient developing region, and major weapon type.

Series: World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers [Trade] Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Military Expenditures, Armed Forces, 1981-1991 - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
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DS2:  Arms Transfer Deliveries, 1981-1991 - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
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DS3:  Arms Transfer Deliveries, Cumulative, 1987-1991 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
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DS4:  Arms Transfer Deliveries and Agreements, 1981-1991 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS, 1981-1991. Washington, DC: U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06364.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   armaments, armed forces, arms exports, arms imports, arms trade, arms transfers, defense (military), defense spending, economic indicators, gross national product (GNP), international trade, military expenditures, military strength, nations, weapons

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Latin America, North America, South America, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1981--1991

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981--1991

Universe:   Militarily significant countries of the world.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Data are provided in tabular form. Monetary values are expressed in United States dollars. (2) Table V, previously available as a separate part, is now included with the technical documentation.

Methodology

Data Source:

various publications of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the United States Bureau of the Census, and other United States government agencies, and GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS YEARBOOK, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE STATISTICS, SIPRI YEARBOOK: WORLD ARMAMENTS AND DISARMAMENT, HANDBOOK OF ECONOMIC STATISTICS, and THE WORLD FACT BOOK

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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