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Global Gun Slingers

GUN SLINGERS THE WORLD'S TOTAL ARMS SALES 553.78 $59.78 $758 $57.28 $55.28 $49.28 $60B $45.08 $47.18 ARM SALES AROUND THE GLOBE $38.6B $34.28 $36.3B $458 $30B The world arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong economic impact on its major exporters. This is a look at the biggest international $158 arms suppliers and buyers. and the United States's recent dramatic jump in market share. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 THE WEAPONS THE UNITED STATES SELLS TO DEVELOPING NATIONS SHARE OF ARMS SALES BY COUNTRY 10 1,017 TOTAL DELIVERIES 2001 TO 2008 17 ALL OTHER MAJOR SURFACE COMBATANTS SUBSONIC OTHER EUROPEAN 80% 25 COMBAT AIRCRAFT ITALY SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES MINOR SURFACE COMBATANTS GERMANY 60% 92 CHINA 3.409 650 U.K. 40% OTHER AIRCRAFT FRANCE 159 RUSSIA 20% APCS & ARMORED CARS U.S.A. TANKS & SELF-PROPELLED GUNS SUPERSONIC COMBAT AIRCRAFT 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 THE COUNTRIES THAT BUY THE MOST WEAPONS 172 551 DELIVERIES VALUE 2001 TO 2008 417 $36.78 $30.88 HELICOPTERS $15.38 ANTI-SHIP MISSILES $12.98 $12.3B $11.88 $7.18 $6.58 $5,88 ARTILLERY $4.98 1. SAUDI ARABIA 2. INDIA 3. UAE. 4. CHINA 5. EGYPT 6. PAKISTAN 7. ISRAEL 8. SYRIA 9. VENEZUELA 10. ALGERIA A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND COLUMN FIVE. SOURCE: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Global Gun Slingers

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Have you ever wondered just how profitable war can be? The numbers will amaze you. The world arms trade is an enormous industry dealing with billions of dollars each year. The United States makes a ki...

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