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SMS – European defence 2016

Security Monthly Stats (SMS) - No1 - 01 March 2017

Zoe Stanley-Lockman

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How much did the EU-28 spend on defence in 2016? (JPEG)

Who are the largest defence spenders around the globe 2012 vs 2016 levels? (JPEG)

What are the top destinations of EU-28 arms exports? (JPEG)

The Security Monthly Stats (SMS) is a new publication by the EUISS which illustrates data relevant to the EU's external action using graphical elements. 

The first EUISS SMS brings together defence data from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 2016. Aggregating figures from the 28 EU member states, the graphics answer a series of questions about defence spending levels and arms exports.