At-a-glance:The international arms trade
Introduction

What do weapons cost?

Who buys and who sells?

UK exports how much and who to?

Which companies make the weapons?

Introduction
Governments spend more than $700bn (442bn) on their armed forces every year and official annual arms sales total $30bn (18.9bn).

BBC News Online looks at the international arms trade as a campaign against it is launched by the charities Oxfam and Amnesty International.

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