ABSTRACT

Conventional Arms Transfers to the Third World, 1983-1990 [August 2, 1991]   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The general decline in the value of new arms transfer agreements with the Third World seen in recent years was reversed in 1990. The value of all arms transfer agreements with the Third World in 1990 was $41.3 billion. This was the first year since 1987 that the total value of arms transfer agreements with the Third World increased over the previous year (in constant 1990 dollars). At the same time, in 1990 the value of all arms deliveries to the Third World ($26.3 billion) was the lowest of any year during the period from 1983-1990. This is the third consecutive year since 1987 that the value of all arms deliveries to the Third World dropped significantly (in constant 1990 dollars). The Soviet Union and the United States have dominated the Third World arms market as the top two suppliers from 1983-1990. Collectively, the two superpowers accounted for over 60% of all arms transfer agreements with and arms deliveries to the Third World during these years. In 1990, the total value, in real terms, of U.S. arms transfer agreements with the Third World increased dramatically from the previous year's total, rising from nearly $8 billion in 1989 to $18.5 billion in 1990. For the first time since 1983, the United States ranked first in arms transfer agreements with the Third World. The U.S. share of the value of all such agreements was 44.8% in 1990, up from 23.6% in 1989."

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CRS Report for Congress, 91-578
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1991-08-02
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