Arms Exporters

Top 10 World Arms exporters (2010–2014)

1USA
2Russia
3China
4Germany
5France
6United Kingdom
7Spain
8Italy
9Ukraine
10Israel

Followed by the next 10:

11Sweden
12Netherlands
13Canada
14Switzerland
15South Korea
16Norway
17Turkey
18South Africa
19Belarus
20Australia

The countries listed above are arranged by rank according to their share of total world arms exports, based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Trend Indicator Values (TIVs). TIVs represent the volume of arms transfers and not the financial value of the goods transferred. TIVs can be used to measure trends in international arms transfers, such as changes in the total flow of weapons and the geographic pattern of arms exports or imports. However, they are not comparable to official economic data such as gross domestic product or export/import figures.

Source: Stockholm Institute for Peace Research

Top 10 arms exporters as % of all sales (2010-14), and the biggest buyers

Top 10 ExportersTop 10 Importers
USA (31 per cent)India (15 per cent)
Russia (27 per cent)Saudi Arabia (5 per cent)
China (5 per cent)China (5 per cent)
Germany (5 per cent)UAE (4 per cent)
France (5 per cent)Pakistan (4 per cent)
UK (4 per cent)Australia (4 per cent)
Spain (3 per cent)Turkey (3 per cent)
Italy (3 per cent)USA (3 per cent)
Ukraine (3 per cent)South Korea (3 per cent)
Israel (2 per cent)Singapore (3 per cent)

Source: http://www.indexmundi.com/