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U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1996

By Holum, John D.

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Title: U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1996  
Author: Holum, John D.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Holum, J. D. (n.d.). U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1996. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: World military spending of $864 billion in 1995 was down 34% from the all time high of $1.36 trillion in 1987 and marked the eighth consecutive drop (in 1995 dollars- Main Table I). It was also the lowest spending level since 1967. As can be seen in Figure 1, the reduction in world spending can be credited to the developed country group (found mainly in Europe, North America, and East Asia), where the downward trend also began in 1987 and closely followed that of the world. The developed group, making up over three-quarters of the world total, fell by a hefty 8% annually in 1991-1995, the latter half of the decade under report (Table 1). The straight-line segment in Figure 2, shows developed group spending dropping steadily at a rate of 7% since 1992 with no sign of impending deviation, although regional rates vary substantially, as will be seen. In contrast, military spending by this group of countries (mainly in South and Central America, Africa, and Asia) experienced a sizable increase in 1995, to roughly $200 billion, after having posted consecutive reductions...

Table of Contents
Contents Foreword by Director John D. Holum .................................................................................................................iii Highlights Military Expenditures ..................................................................................................................................1 Armed Forces...............................................................................................................................................6 Arms Transfers ..........................................................................................................................................10 Arms Import Trends.........................................................................................................................10 Arms Export Trends.........................................................................................................................17 Number of Weapons Delivered........................................................................................................24 Military Burden and Other Relative Indicators ..........................................................................................28 Country Rankings: 1995.....................................................................................................................................35 Main Statistical Tables Table I. Military Expenditures, Armed Forces, GNP, Central Government Expenditures, and Population, 1985-1995, by Region, Organization, and Country .......................................49 Table II. Arms Transfer Deliveries and Total Trade, 1985-1995, by Region, Organization, and Country............................................................................................................................100 Table III. Value of Arms Transfer Deliveries, Cumulative 1993-1995, by Major Supplier and Recipient Country ............................................................................................................151 Table IV. Value of Arms Tranfer Deliveries and Agreements, 1985-1995, by Major Supplier and Recipient Region ..............................................................................................................156 Table V. Number of Major Weapons Delivered to Regions and Groups, Cumulative Periods 1984-1986, 1987-1989, 1990-1992, and 1993-1995, by Supplier and Weapon Type ..........................................................................................................................168 Statistical Notes ................................................................................................................................................185

 

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