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Spain sees fall in export of weapons

Thu 27th Dec 2012
Spain sees fall in export of weapons

The export of weapons and ammunition from Spain decreased by 43.7% in the first half of 2012, compared to the same period a year earlier, according to a report issued by the Ministry for Industry yesterday.

Yet the sale of arms and ordance for export for this period alone still amounted to 619 Billion.

The figures includes sales of weaponry for Security and Police forces, aswell as for Huntings and Sporting purposes.

The largest single transaction was the sale of a Naval patrol ship for export to Venezuela, to the value of 162 Billion.

The EU accounted for almost 42% of all other sales, which were made up mainly of the sale of component for the Eurofighter and A-400-M Miltary joint ventures with Germany, Italy and the UK.

Other notable shipments for Non-EU countries included Brazil,Turkey,Ghana, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Tunisia and South Africa.

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