U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1997-2004 [December 29, 2005] [open pdf - 38KB]
"This report provides background data on United States arms sales agreements with and deliveries to its major purchasers during 'calendar years' 1997-2004. 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: 1997-2000, 2001-2004, and 2004 alone, and the total dollar values of U.S. arms 'deliveries' to its top five purchasers in those same regions for the periods 1997-2000, 2001-2004, and for 2004 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 1997-2000, 2001-2004, and for 2004 alone. This report is prepared in conjunction with the annual CRS report for Congress entitled: 'Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1997-2004' (CRS Report RL33051). 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 1997-2000, 2001- 2004, and 2004. Unlike CRS Report RL33051, 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. This report will not be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33217