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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1994-2001   [open pdf - 430KB]

"Developing nations continue to be the primary focus of foreign arms sales activity by weapons suppliers. Recently, from 1998-2001, the United States and Russia have dominated the arms market in the developing world, with the United States ranking first each of the last four years in the value of arms transfer agreements. In 2001, the United States ranked first in arms transfer agreements with developing nations with nearly $7 billion or 43.6% of these agreements. Russia was second with $5.7 billion or 29.6% of such agreements. China ranked third with $600 million or 3.8% of such agreements. In 2001, the United States ranked first in the value of arms deliveries to developing nations at $6 billion, or 41.7% of all such deliveries. Russia ranked second at $3.4 billion or 23.6% of such deliveries. The United Kingdom ranked third at $3.3 billion or 22.9% of such deliveries. During the 1998-2001 period, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) ranked first among developing nations in the value of arms transfer agreements, concluding $10.8 billion in such agreements. India ranked second at $7.2 billion. China ranked third with $6.7 billion. In 2001, Israel ranked first in the value of arms transfer agreements among all developing nations weapons purchasers, concluding $2.5 billion in such agreements. China ranked second with $2.1 billion in such agreements. Egypt ranked third with $2 billion." - from Summary

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31529
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2002-08-06
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