10 Countries that Export the Most Weapons in the World

In the movie Iron-man, Stark Industries may be one of the biggest suppliers of advanced weapons and defense technologies worldwide but in reality, did you ever wonder who the biggest exporter of military weapons in the world is? The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released the latest data about the “Trends in International Arms Transfers.” A comparative study about the improvements in global weapons exports value was presented between the periods of 2003-2007 and 2008-2012. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 countries that export the most weapons in the world.

From 2008-2012, the five biggest weapons exporters accounted to 75% of the volume of global arms exports. One of the biggest surprises in the latest international transfers of weapons trend was China’s displacement of the United Kingdom as the fifth arms exporter in the world. The UK usually plays within the third to fifth spot since the 1950’s until China took over dropping UK to number six. Most of the exporter’s weapons are delivered to the Asian and Oceania regions with India as its largest recipient. You may also want to check our list of the most technologically advanced military weapons as well.

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