The World’s Largest Weapons Importing Countries

The World’s Largest Weapons Importing Countries based on combined 2016 and 2017 data are shown in the graphic below. Saudi Arabia tops the ranking followed by India and Egpyt. Flush with petro dollars Saudi Arabia is a buyer of all kinds of expensive weapons though the country is a huge desert surrounded by friendly countries. Regardless by buying those products Saudi Arabia indirectly provides thousands of jobs in the allied countries like France, UK, Germany, US, etc. India is one of the world’s top poor and emerging countries. Somehow the country is able to spend billions on defense goods despite many social ills plaguing the population.

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Source: RFE/RL

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