The 2009 annual report put together by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reveals that Germany has made a major breakthrough on the world market of conventional weapons [see downloadable document below].

German arms exports more than doubled during the last five years, climbing into third place on the list of the world’s largest weaponry exporters, ahead of France and the United Kingdom.

MP Claudia Roth, Co-Chair of the German Green Party, is demanding greater parliamentary oversight for arms exports.

Exporter 1st customer 2nd customer 3rd customer
1. United States 30 % South Korea 14 % Israel 11 % Emirates 11 %
2. Russia 23 % China 35 % India 24 % Algeria 11 %
3. Germany 11 % Turkey 14 % Greece 13 % South Africa 12 %
4. France 8 % Emirates 25 % Singapour 21 % Greece 12 %
5. United Kingdom 4 % United States 23 % India 15 % Saudi Arabia 10 %

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