Egypt among top 3 importers of Russian weapons since 2018

Egypt among top 3 importers of Russian weapons since 2018

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed the top countries that bought weapons from Russia during the last five years, from 2018-2022, with Egypt in the top three.

The report indicated that the main importers of Russian weapons in the past five years were India (31 percent), China (23 percent) and Egypt (9.3 percent).

Russia reduced its exports to eight out of ten major buyer countries, according to the report, and since 2018 Russia has sold 37 percent less weapons to India, the largest buyer of Russian weapons.

Exports to seven other countries fell by an average of 59 percent, meanwhile, while Russia has increased supplies to China by 39 percent, and Egypt by 44 percent from 2018 to 2022.

In total over the past five years, SIPRI estimates, Russia has sold weapons to 47 countries.

The SIPRI experts expect that the number of buyers of Russian weapons and equipment, as well as the volume of sales, will decrease in the coming years, and the ranking of the three largest importers will also change.