World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1983-1993 (ICPSR 6516)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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


Version V1

This data collection, which focuses on military spending and arms transfers, supplies information on 166 developed and developing countries of the world. Data are provided in four 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 1983-1993. Table II (Part 2) includes arms transfer deliveries and total trade by region, organization, and country for 1983-1993. Table III (Part 3) provides cumulative information for 1991-1993 on arms transfer deliveries by major supplier and recipient country. Table IV (Part 4) contains arms transfer deliveries and agreements for 1983-1993 by supplier and recipient region.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1983-1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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1983 -- 1993

1992 -- 1993

(1) Data are provided in tabular form. Monetary values are expressed in United States dollars. (2) Although Table V appears in the documentation, these data were not received by ICPSR.

The universe consists of 171 countries (166 in 1993), including most members of the United Nations, as well as nonmembers Switzerland and Taiwan.

Data are taken from various publications of 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. Additional data sources include GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS YEARBOOK, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE STATISTICS, SIPRI YEARBOOK: WORLD ARMAMENTS AND DISARMAMENT, HANDBOOK OF ECONOMIC STATISTICS, 1992, and THE WORLD FACT BOOK, published annually.

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