CRS reported that 2010 was an exceptional year for Israeli defense
exports. Over the last eight years, Israel was ranked the No. 9 supplier
with total exports of $6.7 billion, following such countries as Germany,
Canada and Sweden.
Israel was also ranked No. 9 in arms delivery, with $1.1 billion. The
three leading weapons deliverers were identified as the United States,
Russia and Germany.
The report said Israel was also a major supplier to so-called developing
nations, including India. CRS said Israel, ranked No. 8, signed weapons
orders worth $8.2 billion from 2003 through 2010.
Last year, Israel, trailing China, was said to have signed $700 million
worth of defense accords with developing states. CRS said Israel dropped
from the sixth largest supplier to developing states to eighth in 2007.
In June 2011, the Israeli Defense Ministry said defense exports for the
previous year reached $7.2 billion. The figure topped exports in 2009,
reported at $6.9 billion.