Russia said that China imported $ 14.491 billion eight-year world number five weapons
Data Figure: China’s air force F-11 series heavy fighter
According to the Russian military news network reported that Russian weapons world Trade Analysis Center on October 13 announced the world’s arms trade statistics and analysis Yearbook pointed out that previous eight years (2002-2009) United States, India and the UAE to become a major importer of military products, followed by Greece and China breakdown 4, 5.
Russian arms trade center world, statistics show that in the previous eight years, the amount of world ranking military imports, the United States topped the list as the world’s number one arms importer, the transaction amount up to $ 22.328 billion. India ($ 16.47 billion) and UAE ($ 15.606 billion) the second and third place, followed by Greece ($ 15.146 billion), China ($ 14,491,000,000), Britain ($ 12.534 billion), South Korea ($ 11,742,000,000), Australia ($ 11.288 billion), Saudi Arabia ($ 11.078 billion) and Japan ($ 9.266 billion).
analysis showed that after eight years, a total of 158 countries around the world arms imports, which in 2009, 114 countries have received the supply of weapons, weapons of eight years, the world’s total imports of $ 291.49 billion. Although the world economic crisis on the scale of supply of military products has little effect because the weapons delivered between 2008-2009, the majority are based on contracts signed before the crisis of supply, but the world’s military imports obviously slowed down. World arms imports in 2006 totaled $ 36.22 billion in 2007 to $ 48.488 billion in 2008 to $ 49.354 billion in 2009 to $ 50.732 billion, an increase significantly narrowed.
from the regional distribution point of view, up to a total arms imports of the Asia-Pacific region, up to $ 92.656 billion, followed by the Middle East ($ 68,447,000,000), Western Europe ($ 58,268,000,000), North America ($ 27.987 billion ), South America (including Mexico, $ 13,444,000,000), North Africa and Northeast Africa ($ 8.172 billion), South Africa ($ 5.874 billion), the former Soviet Union countries (31.7 million), Central America and Caribbean (2.93 billion U.S. dollars).