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 guns 3,409
Surface-to-air missiles 1,017
APCs and armored cars 650
Anti-Ship missiles 551
Artillery 417
Helicopters 172
Supersonic Combat Aircraft 159
Other aircraft 92
Minor Surface Combatants 25
Subsonic Combat Aircraft 17
Major Surface Combatants 10
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 circulation 600 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 exports 30 %
Breakdown of U.S. arms exports  
South Korea 13 %
Australia 10 %
United Arab Emirates 7 %
Pakistan 6 %
Singapore 6 %
Other 58 %
Russia Percent of global arms exports 24 %
Breakdown of Russian. arms exports  
India 33 %
China 16 %
Algeria 14 %
Venezuela 7 %
Vietnam 4 %
Other 26 %
Germany Percent of global arms exports 9 %
Breakdown of Germany’s arms exports  
Greece 13 %
South Korea 10 %
South Africa 9 %
Turkey 8 %
Spain 7 %
Other 53 %
France Percent of global arms exports 8 %
Breakdown of France’s arms exports  
Singapore 20 %
Greece 10 %
Morocco 8 %
China 8 %
Australia 8 %
Other 47 %
Britain Percent of global arms exports 4 %
Breakdown of Britain’s arms exports  
Saudi Arabia 28 %
United States 21 %
India 15 %
Chile 6 %
China 4 %
Other 27 %
Ten Largest Arms-Producing Companies in 2006 Sales
1 Boeing (USA) $30,690,000
2 Lockheed Martin (USA) $28,120,000
3 BAE Systems (UK) $24,060,000
4 Northrop Grumman (USA) $23,650,000
5 Raytheon (USA) $19,530,000
6 General Dynamics (USA) $18,770,000
7 EADS (West Europe) $12,600,000
8 L-3 Communications $9,980,000
9 Finmeccanica (Italy) $8,990,000
10 Thales (France) $8,240,000
Top Arms Purchasing Countries from 2001 to 2008 Value of Purchases
1 Saudi Arabia $36.7 Billion
2 India $30.8
3 United Arab Emirates $15.3
4 China $12.9
5 Egypt $12.3
6 Pakistan $11.8
7 Israel $7.1
8 Syria $6.5
9 Venezuela $5.8
10 Algeria $4.9
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