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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  • Standardized missing values.

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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