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In 2018, global arms sales rose by five percent


In 2018 on the world arms market was dominated by the USA. American corporations accounted for 59 percent of the volume of arms sales by leading manufacturers.

In 2018, global arms sales rose by five percent

In 2018, the volume of arms sales worldwide increased by 4.6% compared with the 2017 year. Such data includes published on Monday, 9 December, a study by the Stockholm Institute of peace problems (SIPRI). According to published data, in the global arms market last year continued to be dominated by American companies.

In the list of world's 100 leading arms companies of the first five places for American corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and General Dynamics. Only these five companies together have sold arms in the amount of 148 billion US dollars.

In General, American companies ranked in the SIPRI rating, have implemented weapons and equipment for military purposes a total of 246 billion dollars. 59% of the total sales of weapons one hundred leading arms companies in the world. Last year American defense companies is 7.2% greater than 2017, the study said.

In second place on volumes of sales of the arms were Russian companies. The 10 of them were in the list of SIPRI implemented a weapons and military goods for the total amount of 36.2 billion US dollars, it is 0.4% lower compared to 2017.

the Chinese company in the rating were not included due to the lack of reliable information about the real volume of arms sales, dpa news Agency notes.

as for Europe, the list included 27 SIPRI, European arms manufacturers. For 2018 they implemented weapons to 102 billion US dollars, which is 0.7% more compared with 2017.

In the top 100 largest arms producers and military equipment in the world again got four of the German company: Rheinmetall AG, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Thyssenkrupp and Hensoldt. Their market share was two percent and the result of the sale of products at the end of 2018 decreased by 3.8 per cent to $ 8.4 billion.

released by SIPRI experts, the rating of the Ukrainian state concern "Ukroboronprom" took seventy-first place with sales of $ 1.3 billion.

global sales of the hundred largest defense companies in the world last year totaled 420 billion dollars, considered to SIPRI.

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