World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1967-1976 (ICPSR 7713)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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


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This data collection contains two files of world military expenditures and arms trade data for 145 countries in the period 1967-1976. Part 1 data consist of a yearly series of data for population and national military expenditures, including the value of weapons exports and imports. The country and the year form the unit of analysis, so that each country appears ten times, once for each year. Data are provided in millions of United States current and constant dollars for the total arms imports and exports, as well as for the total imports and exports of goods and services. Various socioeconomic data are presented to provide a comparative background for the series. Data are provided in millions of United States current and constant dollars for the gross national product (GNP), and for military expenditures, central government expenditures, public health expenditures, and public education expenditures as a percentage of the gross national product. Additional variables provide information on the number of armed forces personnel, teachers, and physicians per 1,000 people. Part 2 data consist of information on the total transactions in the transfer of armaments. Data are provided for the total value of arms imported by each country from individual major arms suppliers, which include the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Poland, West Germany, and Czechoslovakia.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1967-1976. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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Benin Papua New Guinea Angola Cambodia Sudan Paraguay Portugal Syria North Korea Greece Mongolia Iran Morocco Mali Panama Guatemala Guyana Czechoslovakia 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 Sao Tome and Principe 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 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 Cape Verde Netherlands Pakistan Gambia Ireland Qatar France Romania Togo Niger Philippines Rwanda Bangladesh Nicaragua Barbados Norway Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Suriname Indonesia

1967 -- 1976

A total of 141 countries, nearly all of which were members of the United Nations.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS, 1967-1976. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1978.

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2006-01-18 File CB7713.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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