Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1993-2000
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report is prepared annually to provide unclassified quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries for the preceding 8 calendar years. Some general data are provided on worldwide conventional arms transfers, but the principal focus is the level of arms transfers by major weapons suppliers to nations in the developing world. Developing nations continue to be the primary focus of foreign arms sales activity by weapons suppliers. During the years 1993-2000, the value of arms transfer agreements with developing nations comprised 67.7 of all such agreements worldwide. More recently, arms transfer agreements with developing nations constituted 67.6 of all such agreements globally from 1997-2000, and 69 of these agreements in 2000. The value of all arms transfer agreements with developing nations in 2000 was over 25.4 billion. This was the highest total, in real terms, since 1994. In 2000, the value of all arms deliveries to developing nations was 19.4 billion, a notable decrease in deliveries values from 1999 26.2 billion in constant 2000 dollars. Recently, from 1997-2000, the United States, Russia, and France have dominated the arms market in the developing world, with the United States ranking first each of the last 3 years in the value of arms transfer agreements. From 1997-2000, the United States made 31.5 billion in arms transfer agreements with developing nations, in constant 2000 dollars, 37.2 of all such agreements. Russia, the second leading supplier during this period, made nearly 16.8 billion in arms transfer agreements, or 19.8. France, the third leading supplier, made over 9.7 billion or 11.5 of all such agreements with developing nations during these years.
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