Baku. 11 March. REPORT.AZ/ Azerbaijan ranked 23rd in terms of arms imports in 2014–2018, Report informs citing the data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The main arms suppliers to Azerbaijan during this period are Russia (51%), Israel (43%), and Turkey (2.8%).
USA, Russia and France are the top three arms suppliers in the world. Over the past five years, exports of Russian weapons have declined, and the United States has strengthened its dominant position.
Together, the five largest arms exporters — USA, Russia, France, Germany, and China — from 2014 to 2018 accounted for 75% of the total global arms exports.
China, Great Britain, Spain, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands are also among TOP 10 arms suppliers.
Saudi Arabia became the world's largest arms importer in 2014–2018, increasing imports by 192% compared with 2009–2013.