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World Military Expenditures and Arms Trade, 1963-l973, and Cumulative Arms Trade, 1964-1973 (ICPSR 7454)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency


This data collection contains two files of world military expenditures and arms trade data for the period 1964-1973. Part 1 is an extension of WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES TIME SERIES, 1961-1970 (ICPSR 5031), for the period 1963-1973. In this file, data are provided for military expenditures, gross national product (GNP), arms trade, population, and the armed forces size. Data on arms imports and arms exports are given in both current and constant dollars. Part 2 provides information for 136 countries on the total current dollar value of arms imported between 1964 and 1973. It includes a breakdown of the total value by each of the nine largest nations supplying arms -- United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Canada, Poland, and the former Soviet Union, West Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Data are provided for the recipient countries by major suppliers, as well as for the cumulative total value of arms imported between 1964 and 1973.

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

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Study Description


United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Trade, 1963-l973, and Cumulative Arms Trade, 1964-1973. ICPSR07454-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07454.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07454.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    armaments, armed forces, arms exports, arms imports, arms race, arms trade, arms transfers, defense (military), defense spending, economic indicators, Gross National Product, international trade, military expenditures, military strength, nations, population estimates, weapons

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Global, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1963--1973

Universe:    A total of 136 countries, nearly all of which were members of the United Nations.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRADE: 1963-1973. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1975.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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