Germany granted export licences for EUR5.3 billion (USD6.1 billion) worth of defence equipment in the first six months of 2019, surpassing the full-year 2018 total of EUR4.8 billion, according to a report by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
The BMWi provided the data in response to a freedom of information request from Left Party deputy chairman Sevim Dagdelen.
Exports to Hungary lead the list with EUR1.76 billion, due partly to an order placed in December 2018 for 44 Leopard 2 main battle tanks and 24 Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000 self-propelled howitzers.
German arms deliveries to Turkey totalled EUR242.8 million in 2018 and EUR184.1 million in the first half of 2019.
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