SDG 16 · Indicator

Exports of major conventional weapons

TIV constant million USD per 100,000 population

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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

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Volume of major conventional weapons exported, expressed in constant 1990 US$ millions per 100,000 population. It is calculated based on the trend-indicator value, which is based on the known unit production cost of a core set of weapons, and does not reflect the financial value of the exports. Small arms, light weapons, ammunition and other support material are not included.

Long-Term Objective

Technical Optimum

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.


SIPRI (2020). SIPRI Arms Transfers Database. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm. Available from: databases/armstransfers.

Exports of major conventional weapons