Notifications for foreign military sales (FMS) from the United States to other governmentsreached their lowest volume in recent memory in 2021, at just over $36 billion. But already by the end of June 2022, they had reached nearly $38 billion, more than all of 2021.
Europe and Eurasia took over from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as the region with the greatest value of newly announced FMS offers between 2020 and 2021, but so far in 2022 (as of the end of June), in terms of value, East Asia and the Pacific has overtaken them both.
The top five recipients of U.S. FMS offers so far for 2022, through the end of June, in terms of value, are Indonesia, Poland, Egypt, Jordan, and Bulgaria.
Authorizations for direct commercial sales (DCS) from U.S. manufacturers to foreign buyerswere also at relatively low levels for 2021, compared to previous years, at just under $41 billion.
The top five recipients of U.S. direct commercial sale (DCS) authorizations for 2021, in terms of U.S. dollar value, were Japan, the UK, Australia, Israel, and the UAE.