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Italians arms exports up

5.28% rise in 2011

24 April, 17:36
Italians arms exports up (ANSA) - Rome, April 24 - Italian arms exports rose 5.28% to 3.059 billion euros in 2011, the premier's office said Tuesday.

Arms imports almost doubled to 760 million euros, it said.

The top receiver of arms was Algeria, with 477 million euros, followed by Singapore (395 million), Turkey (170 million), Saudi Arabia (166 million), France (160 million), Mexico (135 million), the United States (134 million) and Germany (133 million).

The United States was the top supplier, followed by France, the United Kingdom and Germany.

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