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Korean media: the past five years, South Korea ranked third in the world arms imports

Korean media: the past five years, South Korea ranked third in the world arms imports

Yonhap Berlin, March 16 Xinhua The survey found that South Korea imports nearly 5 years the scale of weapons and ranked No. 3 in the world.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 15 annual report published today, from 2005 to 2009, the scale of China's arms imports accounted for 9% of the world, ranked No. 1. Ratio of 7% in India, ranked No. 2. South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to 6%, co-ranked No. 3. Followed by Greece (4%), Israel, Singapore, the United States, Algeria, Pakistan (both more than 3%).

In arms exports, the U.S. export volumes more than seven billion U.S. dollars (30%), ranked No. 1, Russia (23%) and Germany (11%) were ranked No. 2 and 3. Followed by France (8%), the United Kingdom and the Netherlands (both 4%), Italy and Spain (both 3%).

The survey also showed that South Korea is the biggest buyer of U.S. weapons. U.S. arms exports in the total, exports accounted for 14% of South Korea, for the most, followed by Israel and the United Arab Emirates (both 11%).
As a result, the import of weapons in South Korea, America produced 66%, for the most made in Germany and France accounted for 20% and 10%.