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Site Says Ukraine Earned Over 1bn Dollars Exporting Military Goods, Services

BBC Monitoring Service / Defense Express, Web page

23 January 2009

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According to the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament studies (Kiev-based non-government analytical entity established in 1998), the peak of Ukraine's revenues from exporting military equipment is around 1.2bn dollars [in 2008]…

Arms exports*: 1998 - 300m dollars; 1999 - 446m dollars; 2000 - 600m dollars; 2001 - 575m dollars; 2002 - 550m dollars; 2003 - 714m dollars; 2004 - 780m dollars; 2005 - 800m dollars; 2006 - 1bn dollars; 2007 - 1bn-1.2bn dollars; 2008 - 1bn-1.2bn* dollars

Ukraine supplied goods of a military and dual designation to 80 countries in all regions: to CIS, 23 Asian and 15 African countries and some countries on the American continent.

The 10 biggest importers of Ukrainian armaments and component units are Russia, India, China, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, France, Algeria and others. The Ukrspetseksport company managed to broaden sales markets of its produce in 2007 due to the conclusion of contracts with Kenya, Chad and Thailand.

[The Center for Army Conversion and Disarmament Studies offers a Ukraine defence news subscription service in English at http://www.defense-ua.com/eng]

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