World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1966-1975 (ICPSR 7553)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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


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This two-part data collection comprises information for military expenditures and transfer of armaments for 142 countries in the period 1966-1975. Part 1 consists of time series data that provide information for national military expenditures, including the yearly value of weapons exports and imports per capita, per soldier, and as a percentage of the gross national product (GNP), as well as the population per million. The country and the year form one unit, so that each country appears ten times. Part 2 data provide additional information about the current values of the total arms exported by each major supplier and the total arms transferred in the period 1964-1974 by the United States, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, China, West Germany, the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1966-1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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Benin Angola Cambodia Sudan England Paraguay Portugal Syria North Korea Greece Mongolia Iran Morocco Mali Panama Guatemala Guyana Iraq Chile Laos Nepal Argentina Tanzania Zambia Ghana Bahrain India Canada Guinea-Bissau Turkey Belgium Taiwan Finland South Africa Trinidad and Tobago Central African Republic Jamaica Peru Germany Yemen Vietnam (Socialist Republic) Fiji 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 Mozambique 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 Malta Saudi Arabia Netherlands Pakistan Gambia Ireland Qatar France Romania Togo Niger Philippines Rwanda Bangladesh Nicaragua Barbados Norway Botswana Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Suriname Indonesia

1966 -- 1975

A total of 138 countries, nearly all of which were members of the United Nations.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS, 1966-1975. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1976.

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