September 29, 2011 13:30
Korea bought US$600 million worth of conventional weapons from the United States last year, making the nation the ninth largest importer of arms among developing countries.
According to the latest U.S. Congressional Research Service report on arms transfers, the developing world continues to be the largest market of arms sales, which amounted to over $30 billion last year.
India ranked first in 2010 with $3.6 billion in imports.
But in the 2003-2010 period Saudia Arabia was the biggest purchaser, spending $29 billion, followed by India, China, Egypt and Israel.
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