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US and Russia remain the largest exporters of weapons

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The United States and the Russian Federation continue to lead in the global arms market: in the period from 2012 to 2016, their combined share was 56%, leads RIA News data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

US and Russia remain the largest exporters of weapons


According to the rating provided by the Institute, the top five exporters weapons, as before, headed by the United States. Their share in total global exports accounts for 33%. The main recipients of American weapons are Saudi Arabia (13% of exports from the United States), the United Arab Emirates (8,7%) and Turkey (6,3%). Over the past 5 years, shipments from the US have increased by 21%.

Second place given to Russia. Its share in international arms exports was 23%. The main partners of the Russian Federation (for the last 5 years) were India (38% of exports), Vietnam (11%) and PRC (11%).

In third place - China (6,2% in the share of world exports), then - France (6%). And in fifth place is Germany (5,6%).

The researchers noted that in general, the supply of main types of conventional weapons over the past 5 years increased by 8,4% compared to the previous five-year plan, which is the highest figure since 1990 of the year.

The largest recipients of weapons for the study period were the countries of Asia and Oceania (43%), then the countries of the Middle East (29%) and then Europe (11%). Africa accounted for about 8 percent of world arms imports.
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  1. ZKVR
    ZKVR 20 February 2017 10: 44
    +4
    More weapons of different and interesting. The world is the world.
    1. Arh
      Arh 20 February 2017 14: 02
      0
      It is necessary for the Hindus to put everything Russian in order to rejoice. Allies and others who want to sell !!! So that )))
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS 20 February 2017 10: 48
    +4
    I am convinced that it is the defense industry that will pull our industry, technological component, intellectual, and so on ... the defense industry has always been the engine of progress, although it exists for the most part to ensure large and small wars. Paradox.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 20 February 2017 11: 01
      +6
      For all centuries, mankind has shown serious ingenuity in devising ways to destroy their own kind.
      1. MPK105
        MPK105 20 February 2017 11: 09
        +7
        Yes, how much is spent in the world on weapons, quiet horror ... There wouldn’t be any hungry when all the swords were screaming, if you imagine ... Everything would be "yes" if "it worked out for me." what
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 20 February 2017 11: 17
          +6
          Quote: MPK105
          Yes, how much is spent in the world on weapons, quiet horror ... There wouldn’t be any hungry when all the swords were screaming, if you imagine ... Everything would be "yes" if "it worked out for me." what

          Alexey hi Your thoughts are not new - many understand this. But, as you know, history does not tolerate the subjunctive mood ...
          1. MPK105
            MPK105 20 February 2017 11: 24
            +6
            Yes, I understand... hi Similar thoughts probably began to appear in people immediately after the first club was made with a stone at the end. So I had a digression ... Since the “partners” are arming heavily and are clearly preparing for something, and we need to. Do not tear ...
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 20 February 2017 11: 25
              +5
              Quote: MPK105
              Since the "partners" are arming themselves intensely and are clearly preparing for something, and we need to. We shouldn’t tear ourselves up ...

              Shydyuzhim! These "partners" will tear ... wink
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 20 February 2017 11: 21
      +3
      For NEXUS
      it was the defense sector that has always been the engine of progress

      Totally agree with you. Almost all of the iconic scientists worked in the defense industry, and discoveries were made in the same field.
      I can not ignore Ukraine, which occupies one of the leading places in black arms market
    3. The Little Humpbacked Horse
      The Little Humpbacked Horse 20 February 2017 11: 34
      +2
      Quote: NEXUS
      it’s the defense industry that will take our industry, technological component, intellectual, etc.


      Where do we get it? We sell oil and gas at 300 billion a year, and weapons at only 10, that is, the sale of weapons is a drop in the budget of Russia. This would be if the salary of 300 rudders turned up a saber for 10 rubles.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 20 February 2017 15: 12
        +2
        Quote: Humpbacked Horse
        Where to get it?

        You take an interest in how many enterprises of the military-industrial complex were in the USSR ... I will tell you-24000! And Russia has 1200-1300 enterprises left. Feel the difference? Enterprises are building, new technologies are being mastered, but this is not a matter of one year. It was destroyed 15–20 years ...
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 20 February 2017 17: 58
          +4
          You say the bitter truth, Andrei ... But after all, not everything was stolen / sold / gifted? A chicken pecking a grain - the Russian harnesses for a long time, but goes fast! soldier
  3. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 20 February 2017 11: 06
    +1
    Weapons will always be in demand all over the world ...... the Russian military-industrial complex will pull out this as a locomotive of all industry in Russia !!!!
  4. PBF
    PBF 20 February 2017 11: 18
    +2
    I don’t know what weapons they will fight in the 3rd World War, but in the 4th World War they will fight with sticks and stones.
    Albert Einstein
  5. viktor.
    viktor. 20 February 2017 11: 23
    +1
    It would be better to be the largest exporters of BREAD!
    1. askort154
      askort154 20 February 2017 11: 31
      +1
      Viktor ...... It would be better to be the largest exporters of BREAD!

      Lagging behind! In 2016, Russia took the first place in the world in grain export!
      1. viktor.
        viktor. 20 February 2017 11: 37
        0
        I am aware that the USSR record was broken.
    2. jovanni
      jovanni 20 February 2017 12: 14
      0
      Quote: viktor.
      It would be better to be the largest exporters of BREAD!

      It is already. Now for the electronics ...
      1. viktor.
        viktor. 20 February 2017 12: 30
        0
        Yes, a lot of things, I always wonder how you can create the best Aircraft, Missiles, Navy, well, in general, everything you can kill quickly and efficiently and there is no normal civilian belay
  6. masiya
    masiya 20 February 2017 11: 26
    0
    An article for the sake of stating an existing fact, it is simply statistics that do not require comments.
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 20 February 2017 11: 42
    0
    Data suspiciously downloaded. For 2009-2013 was 29% and 27%
    And now - 33% and 23%; estimated periods partially overlap.

    At the same time, no news was reported about the reduction in Russian supplies. Is it the USA that has increased its volume?

    How do you consider the volume - in monetary terms? Well then it's bullshit; Everyone has long known that a-Merast weapons are more expensive than Russian ones.

    Charity supplies of decommissioned weapons, what is the United States famous for - are they inside?

    Tricks, such as the supply of civilian night vision devices to Ukraine under the guise of military, and understaffed radars, are taken into account? laughing

    Deliverables atlantic solidarity somehow isolate? They say nothing about the quality of the weapon, nor about its need for the buyer, nor about its popularity?