SDG 16 · Indicator

Imports of major conventional weapons

TIV US$ million per 100,000 population, 5 year average

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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

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Figures are SIPRI Trend Indicator Values (TIVs) expressed in millions. SIPRI TIV figures do not represent sales prices for arms transfers. They should therefore not be directly compared with gross domestic product (GDP), military expenditure, sales values or the financial value of export licences in an attempt measure the economic burden of arms imports or the economic benefits of exports.

Long-Term Objective

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of .


Stockholm Peace Research Institute

Imports of major conventional weapons