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Appendix 7A. The suppliers and recipients of major conventional weapons

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Appendix 7A provides data on the suppliers and recipients of major conventional weapons and the size of the international arms trade.

 The trend in transfers of major conventional weapons, 1999–2008

Chapter 7, appendix 7A, figure 1

The five largest suppliers of major conventional weapons, 2004–2008

Supplier

Share of
global arms
exports (%)
Main recipients
(share of supplier's)
transfers)
USA

  31  

  South Korea (15%)
  Israel (13%)
  UAE (11%)
Russia

  25  

  China (42%)
  India (21%)
  Algeria (8%)
Germany

  10  

  Turkey (15%)
  Greece (13%)
  South Africa (12%)
France

   8  

  UAE (32%)
  Singapore (13%)
  Greece (12%)
UK

   4  

  USA (21%)
  India (14%)
  Chile (9%)
The five largest recipients of major conventional weapons, 2004–2008

Recipient

Share of
global arms
imports (%)
Main supplier
(share of recipient's)
transfers)
China     11     Russia (92%)
India      7     Russia (71%)
UAE      6     USA (54%)
South Korea      6     USA (73%)
Greece      4     Germany (31%)

This data is obtained from the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.

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