Visualized: transfer and trade of ammunition and small arms from 1992 to 2010


Have you ever wondered just how much arms and ammunition go around this blue sphere of ours that we call home? Well, Google, the Igarape Institute and the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers teamed up to deliver this stark visualization of just how much arms and ammunition went around the world from 1992 to 2010. And yes, before you ask, the Philippines is a huge importer and exporter of both arms and ammo, and managed to rack up quite a number in 2010, importing $25 million worth of arms and exporting $18.5 million. Check it out yourself on the link below. You will need either a modern web browser and OpenGL for this to work.

Source: Google