Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 10/2014

Trends in international arms transfers, 2013

Siemon T. Wezeman, Pieter D. Wezeman

March 2014

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute


The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now contains information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the end of 2013. It is the only publicly available resource providing consistent data on international arms transfers for this length of time. This Fact Sheet describes the trends in international arms transfers that are revealed by the new data. It lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 2009–13 and describes the changes in regional trends.