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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 03:57 AM

Top Ten Arms Exporters for 2011-5

1. United States
2. Russia
3. China
4. France
5. Germany
6. U.K.
7. Spain
8. Italy
9. Ukraine
10. Netherlands

The US and Russia together made up 58% of all international arms sales. That's up from 51% from 2005-10

Biggest recipients from the US are Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey
Biggest recipients from Russia are India, China and Vietnam
China sells mostly to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar/Burma

As far as arms imports go
1. India (70% from Russia)
2. Saudi Arabia (Almost half from the US. Over two-thirds from the US and UK)
3. China (3rd in both. Interesting. Over half of all purchases come from Russia)
4. UAE (over three-fifths from the US)
5. Australia (About 3/4s from the US and Spain)
6. Turkey (3/5ths US. 10% from South Korea)
7. Pakistan (63% from China)
8. Vietnam (Almost exclusively from Russia)
9. United States (Ain't that a kicker? Germany, Canada and Norway are whom we buy the most from)
10. Netherlands (80% US, 13% Germany)

http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/these-are-the-worlds-10-biggest-arms-exporters-and-the-countries-they-send-weapons-to--b1b9WfJbu0e

http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/2016/at-feb-2016

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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 05:09 AM

1. Money money money

It's a rich man's world.

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