World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1968-1977 (ICPSR 7780)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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


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This data collection contains world military expenditures and arms trade data for 140 countries in the period 1968-1977. Data are provided for national military expenditures, including the value of weapons exports and imports in millions of United States dollars, as well as for population characteristics. Various socioeconomic data are presented to provide a comparative background for the series. Data are provided on the gross national product (GNP), military expenditures, central government expenditures, public health expenditures, and public education expenditures. Additional variables provide information on the number of soldiers, teachers, and doctors per 1,000 population, and total imports and exports of other goods and services.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1968-1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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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 Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Suriname Indonesia

1968 -- 1977

For a complete discussion of sources, definitions, computational procedures, and caveats, consult the related publication cited below.

A total of 140 countries, nearly all of which were members of the United Nations.

United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS, 1968-1977. Washington, DC: The Agency, 1980.

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