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The largest importer of arms from the United States

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The United States is the world’s largest exporter of arms and military equipment, accounting for more than a third of global arms sold worldwide in the past five years.

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US exports accounted for 37% of global arms sales from 2016 to 2020, as the US sold arms to 96 countries.

According to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), half of US arms sales went to the Middle East, and US exports increased by 15% compared to the period from 2011 to 2015.

Saudi Arabia is the largest importer of weapons and military equipment from the United States, which reached between 2016 and 2020 the level of 12.6 billion dollars, and there has been a lot of interest in the American arms trade in general and its volume with Saudi Arabia in particular, after the administration of US President Joe Biden informed Congress of a new arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

The largest importer of arms from the United States

According to the US State Department, the value of the deal is estimated at $650 million, and Congress will give 30 days to review this deal.

Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that arms exports from the United States to Saudi Arabia grew in the 2016-2020 period.

The following is a table showing the most prominent importers of weapons and military equipment from the United States in the period 2016-2020, based on SIPRI data:

The largest importer of arms from the United States

Source: agencies

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