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Arms Trade 2000-2010

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The world's leading arms exporters are firmly located in the United States, Europe and Russia. But to maintain a healthy defense industry, many governments continue to sanction the long-term sale of arms to buyers that reject democratic norms and values.

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Arms Trade 2000-2010

  1. 1. The Worlds Top Exporters of Conventional Weapons (2000-2010) 100 90%-share of total annual arms trade volume 80 Rest of the World 70 Israel 60 50 China 40 Russia 30 European Countries (incl. to each other) 20 USA 10 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Data Source: SIPRI
  2. 2. The Worlds Top Recipients of Conventional Weapons (2000-2010) 100% 90%%-share of total annual arms trade volume 80% Others 70% Egypt USA 60% Turkey 50% Australia Pakistan 40% UAE 30% Greece South Korea 20% India 10% China 0% 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Data Source: SIPRI
  3. 3. Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia by Origin, 2000-2010 Total: 4.271 bn US$ at constant (1990) prices – Data Source: SIPRI 11% 33% France34% UK USA Others 22%
  4. 4. Arms Exports to Iran by Origin, 2000-2010 Total: 2.862 bn US$ at constant (1990) prices – Data Source: SIPRI 1% 10% 27% Belarus China Germany (FRG) 9% 0.4% North Korea53% Russia Ukraine
  5. 5. Arms Exports to Syria by Origin, 2000-2010 Total: 782 m US$ at constant (1990) prices – Data Source: SIPRI 25% Belarus 8% Iran59% North Korea 8% Russia

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