Military Arms Sales Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Congressional Research Service, SIPRI
Research Date: 3.18.2014
U.S. Arms Sales Statistics
Total U.S. deliveries from 2001 to 2008
Tanks and self-propelled guns3,409
Surface-to-air missiles1,017
APCs and armored cars650
Anti-Ship missiles551
Artillery417
Helicopters172
Supersonic Combat Aircraft159
Other aircraft92
Minor Surface Combatants25
Subsonic Combat Aircraft17
Major Surface Combatants10
World Arms Sales Statistics 
Total arms sales including military services in 2010$406.25 Billion
Total arms sales including military services in 2000$250 Billion
Total number of small arms in circulation600 million
Total Arms Sales by Year (not including military services)In Billions
2013$61.2 Billion
2008$55.2
2007$59.7
2006$57.2
2005$49.2
2004$47.1
2003$36.3
2002$34.2
2001$38.6
2000$45
Top Global Arms Exporters
United States Percent of global arms exports30 %
Breakdown of U.S. arms exports 
South Korea13 %
Australia10 %
United Arab Emirates7 %
Pakistan6 %
Singapore6 %
Other58 %
Russia Percent of global arms exports24 %
Breakdown of Russian. arms exports 
India33 %
China16 %
Algeria14 %
Venezuela7 %
Vietnam4 %
Other26 %
Germany Percent of global arms exports9 %
Breakdown of Germany’s arms exports 
Greece13 %
South Korea10 %
South Africa9 %
Turkey8 %
Spain7 %
Other53 %
France Percent of global arms exports8 %
Breakdown of France’s arms exports 
Singapore20 %
Greece10 %
Morocco8 %
China8 %
Australia8 %
Other47 %
Britain Percent of global arms exports4 %
Breakdown of Britain’s arms exports 
Saudi Arabia28 %
United States21 %
India15 %
Chile6 %
China4 %
Other27 %
Ten Largest Arms-Producing Companies in 2006Sales
1Boeing (USA)$30,690,000
2Lockheed Martin (USA)$28,120,000
3BAE Systems (UK)$24,060,000
4Northrop Grumman (USA)$23,650,000
5Raytheon (USA)$19,530,000
6General Dynamics (USA)$18,770,000
7EADS (West Europe)$12,600,000
8L-3 Communications$9,980,000
9Finmeccanica (Italy)$8,990,000
10Thales (France)$8,240,000
Top Arms Purchasing Countries from 2001 to 2008Value of Purchases
1Saudi Arabia$36.7 Billion
2India$30.8
3United Arab Emirates$15.3
4China$12.9
5Egypt$12.3
6Pakistan$11.8
7Israel$7.1
8Syria$6.5
9Venezuela$5.8
10Algeria$4.9
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