U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1998-2005 [December 15, 2006] [open pdf - 84KB]
From the Summary: "This report provides background data on United States arms sales agreements with and deliveries to its major purchasers during calendar years 1998-2005. In a series of data tables, it lists the total dollar values of U.S. arms sales agreements with its top five purchasers in five specific regions of the world for three specific periods: 1998-2001, 2002-2005, and 2005 alone, and the total dollar values of U.S. arms deliveries to its top five purchasers in those same regions for the periods 1998-2001, 2002-2005, and for 2005 alone. In addition, the report provides data tables listing the total dollar values of U.S. arms agreements with and deliveries to its top 10 purchasers worldwide for the periods 1998-2001, 2002-2005, and for 2005 alone. This report is prepared in conjunction with the annual CRS [Congressional Research Service] report for Congress entitled: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005 (CRS Report RL33696), by Richard Grimmett. That report details both U.S. and foreign arms transfer activities globally, and provides analysis of arms trade trends. The intent here is to complement that elaborate worldwide treatment of the international arms trade by providing only the dollar values of United States arms sales agreements with and delivery values to its leading customers, by geographic region, for the calendar years 1998-2001, 2002-2005, and 2005. Unlike CRS Report RL33696, this report focuses exclusively on U.S. arms sales, provides the specific names of the major U.S. arms customers, by region, together with the total dollar values of their arms purchases or deliveries."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33758