21-12-03

Anti anti-anti-idiotarian maths

Just a quick one on this timely hour, via Ivan Janssens: a calculation by Parapundit of some figures by SIPRI, giving us an idea on who sold what amount of weapons to Iraq and when. Nothing new or surprising, just some handy material to remind the anti-anti-idiotarians of one or two things:

Figures are trend-indicator values expressed in US $m. at constant (1990) prices.

Note: The SIPRI data on arms transfers refer to actual deliveries of major conventional weapons. To permit comparison between the data on such deliveries of different weapons and identification of general trends, SIPRI uses a trend-indicator value. The SIPRI values are therefore only an indicator of the volume of international arms transfers and not of the actual financial values of such transfers. Thus they are not comparable to economic statistics such as gross domestic product or export/import figures.

Country$MM USD 1990% Total
USSR2514557.26
France559512.74
China519211.82
Czechoslovakia28806.56
Poland16813.83
Brazil7241.65
Egypt5681.29
Romania5241.19
Denmark2260.51
Libya2000.46
USA2000.46
South Africa1920.44
Austria1900.43
Switzerland1510.34
Yugoslavia1070.24
Germany (FRG)840.19
Italy840.19
UK790.18
Hungary300.07
Spain290.07
East Germany (GDR)250.06
Canada70.02
Jordan20.005
Total43915100.0

Have a good night.


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