Who are the world’s biggest arms dealers? A new report from the US Congress can help you to find out. According to "Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1997-2004" , the USA and Russia still top the list of conventional arms suppliers, with China and India leading the list of purchasers.
Britain ranked third in the list of arms sellers in 2004, whilst Israel jumped to fifth place in the list.
One of the report’s major findings is that nearly 22 billion dollars in new arms agreements were signed between developed and developing countries last year, a sharp increase over the 15.1 billion of the previous year.