My first Tableau viz, embedded below, was created with import and export trade data for India’s Arms, Ammunition and Parts. Hover on each circle to learn about the individual country, export, and import numbers. Adjust the year filter to get how the marketplace changes over a period of time.
I downloaded the trade data (import and export) from 2010-2018 for India. In the beginning, I tried to work with all commodities and all countries. Over and over all visualization courses insist on keeping it simple.
Data journey is very personal, just as looking at art or reading a book, people could walk away with completely unique perspectives. We are allowed to take any message as long as the data supports our hypothesis and final results. Out of all about 100 commodities, Arms and Ammunition export and Import stood out for me.
I was surprised to see a consistent increase in India’s arms trade, except for 2015, the year following the general election. Though where it is imported from and exported to varies, the increasing trend is constant.