Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The “International Trends in Arms Transfers 2022” report issued by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) stated that arms imports by countries in the Middle East decreased by 8.8% between 2018 and 2022 compared to With the period between 2013 and 2017.
The report included 167 countries classified as major arms importers in the period between 2018 and 2022, and the top five countries for arms imports included India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia and China, which accounted for 36% of the total global arms imports in that period.
In the Middle East, the list included 3 of the top ten countries that import weapons during the period from 2018 to 2022, namely: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt.
The United States accounted for 54% of arms imports from the Middle East, followed by France (12%), Russia (8.6%), and Italy (8.4%).
Here is a look at the infographic above on the ranking of Arab countries according to their global share of arms imports between 2018 and 2022.
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