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

Published: Jan 12, 2006

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


Version V1

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.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Trade, 1963-l973, and  Cumulative Arms Trade, 1964-1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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

1963 -- 1973

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

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

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

1984-05-03 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:

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