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The world's 10 biggest arms exporters and importers

(Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
(Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

The Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition, the world’s biggest weapons fair, is due to open in London next week.

Here are the world’s top 10 arms exporters by percentage of all sales between 2010-14, and the biggest clients, according to figures from the Stockholm Peace Research Institute, 2015.

Top ten exporters:

1 USA (31 per cent)

2 Russia (27 per cent)

3 China (5 per cent)

4 Germany (5 per cent)

5 France (5 per cent)

6 UK (4 per cent)

7 Spain (3 per cent)

8 Italy (3 per cent)

9 Ukraine (3 per cent)

10 Israel (2 per cent)

Top ten importers:

1 India (15 per cent)

2 Saudi Arabia (5 per cent)

3 China (5 per cent)

4 UAE (4 per cent)

5 Pakistan (4 per cent)

6 Australia (4 per cent)

7 Turkey (3 per cent)

8 USA (3 per cent)

9 South Korea (3 per cent)

10 Singapore (3 per cent)

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