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SIPRI: Trends in International Arms Transfer, 2010

Published March 2011

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released this report on international arms transfers in March 2011. The report "describes the trends in international arms transfers" and "lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 200610 and describes the changes in regional trends".

Among its findings: "The five biggest suppliers of major conventional weapons in 200610 were the United States, Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom...The USA and Russia remained by far the largest exporters, accounting for 30 per cent and 23 per cent of all exports, respectively. The top five suppliers accounted for 75 per cent of all exports of major conventional weapons in 200610, compared with 80 per cent in 20012005."