Photo: Street action at the opening of the Conference of State parties to the ATT in Geneva, August 2016. Amnesty International Switzerland
Accoring to the report published by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2012–16 was 8.4 per cent higher than in 2007–11. This was the highest volume for any five-year period since 1990. The five biggest exporters in 2012–16 were the United States, Russia, China, France and Germany, by rank. The five big-gest importers were India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and Algeria. The flow of arms to Asia and Oceania and the Middle East increased between 2007–11 and 2012–16, while there was a decrease in the flow to Europe, the Americas and Africa.
Six rebel groups are among the 165 identified recipients of major weapons in 2012–16. While together deliveries to these six groups accounted for no more than around 0.02 per cent of the global volume of transfers of major arms, they play an important role in actual conflictsRebels in eastern Ukraine received tanks and other armoured vehicles as well as anti-tank and portable surface-to-air (SAM) missiles from Russia. Both Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza (Palestine) received anti-tank missiles—most likely from North Korea, but possibly delivered via Iran, Sudan or Egypt.
The full version of the report is here: Trends in international arms trade
The report also can be found on the SIPRI`s website: https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/Trends-in-international-arms-transfers-2016.pdf