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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Weapons. In 2021, Weapons were the world's 21st most traded product, with a total trade of $15.9B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Weapons grew by 13.5%, from $14B to $15.9B. Trade in Weapons represent 0.076% of total world trade.

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Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Weapons  were United States ($3.48B), South Korea ($1B), Italy ($980M), Turkey ($920M), and Germany ($796M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Weapons were United States ($5.28B), Saudi Arabia ($903M), United Arab Emirates ($859M), Germany ($498M), and Canada ($435M).

Ranking Weapons ranks 7th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Weapons. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)United States$3.48B
Top Destination (2021)United States$5.28B

In 2021 Weapons were the world's 21st most traded product (out of 21).

In 2021, the top exporters of Weapons were United States ($3.48B), South Korea ($1B), Italy ($980M), Turkey ($920M), and Germany ($796M).

In 2021, the top importers of Weapons were United States ($5.28B), Saudi Arabia ($903M), United Arab Emirates ($859M), Germany ($498M), and Canada ($435M).

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Exporters of Weapons (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Turkey$385M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$1.69B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Weapons grew the fastest in Turkey ($385M), Italy ($307M), Germany ($178M), South Korea ($161M), and Spain ($156M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Weapons were United States ($1.69B), United Arab Emirates ($169M), Philippines ($139M), Cambodia ($127M), and Netherlands ($98.8M).

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Exporters of Weapons (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Weapons (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Weapons.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.59. This means that most of the exports of Weapons are explained by 24 countries.

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Value of Exports in Weapons

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Turkey$825M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$1.81B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Weapons. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Weapons during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Weapons were Turkey ($825M), Italy ($805M), South Korea ($753M), China ($698M), and Austria ($597M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Weapons were United States ($1.81B), Saudi Arabia ($903M), United Arab Emirates ($848M), Australia ($365M), and Indonesia ($263M).

Net Trade (2021)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Weapons.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Weapons by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

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