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Appendix 7A. The suppliers and recipients of major conventional weapons, 2005–2009

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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.

Summary

The trend in transfers of major conventional weapons, 2000–2009

Yearbook 2010, Chapter 7, figure 1

Bar graph: annual totals; line graph: five-year moving average (plotted at the last year of each five-year period).

The five largest suppliers of major conventional weapons, 2005–2009

Supplier

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

  30 

South Korea (14%)
Israel (11%)
UAE (11%)
Russia

  23 

China (35%)
India (24%)
Algeria (11%)
Germany

  11 

Turkey (14%)
Greece (13%)
South Africa (12%)
France

   8  

UAE (25%)
Singapore (21%)
Greece (12%)
UK

   4  

USA (23%)
India (15%)
Saudi Arabia (10%)
The five largest recipients of major conventional weapons, 2005–2009

Recipient

Share of
global arms
imports (%)
Main supplier
(share of recipient's)
transfers)
China      9    Russia (89%)
India      7     Russia (77%)
South Korea      6     USA (66%)
UAE      6     USA (60%)
Greece      4     Germany (35%)

This data is obtained from the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.

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