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Appendix 6A. The suppliers and recipients of major conventional weapons, 2006–10

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THE SIPRI ARMS TRANSFERS PROGRAMME

Appendix 6A 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, 2001–10

Yearbook 2011, chapter 6, 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, 2006–10

Supplier

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

  30 

South Korea (14%)
Australia (9%)
UAE (8%)
Russia

  23 

India (33%)
China (23%)
Algeria (13%)
Germany

  11 

Greece (15%)
South Africa (11%)
Turkey (10%)
France

   7 

Singapore (23%)
UAE (16%)
Greece (12%)
UK

   4  

USA (23%)
Saudi Arabia (19%)
India (10%)

 

 

This data is obtained from the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.

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