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Western analysts: 2020 showed a total increase in military spending on the planet

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Analysts at the western military analytical portal Janes conducted a study on spending on defense of the countries of the world in 2020. We studied both the volumes of the military budgets of the countries separately and in aggregate.


In the material of Western analysts, it is said that in 2020 spending on the military sphere in the world amounted to almost $ 2 trillion. More precisely - 1,9 trillion. This is a gigantic amount, indicating a total increase in military spending on the planet by almost 2% compared to 2019.

Thus, it must be stated that the coronavirus pandemic has not led to a decrease in the level of militarization. In general, in the world, spending on the military sphere has grown, despite the fact that the general threat to humanity turned out to be of a completely different kind - sanitary and epidemic.

At the same time, there are a considerable number of countries in the world where military spending has been declining. Among them is the Russian Federation. Analysts of the aforementioned portal note a decrease in Russian defense spending by about 5,4%. At the same time, the level of the Russian military budget is approximately $ 47 billion. This is about 17 times lower than the American figure. These figures say a lot ...

It may seem surprising, but the largest growth in defense spending was shown in 2020 by the EU countries. The total growth was over 5,5 percent. It is likely that this is due to the "directives" of the 45th US President Donald Trump for NATO countries to reach the "statutory" level of 2 percent. Especially the countries of Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states, decided to succeed in this.

The growth of military spending was also shown by the United States, China, Britain, India, Japan, South Korea and a number of other countries.
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  1. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 26 January 2021 23: 21
    -2
    Obviously the world is preparing for something.
    "There is no stability,
    terrorists hijacked the plane again, "
    as a comrade from the movie "Moscow does not believe in tears" used to say.
    1. Hlavaty
      Hlavaty 26 January 2021 23: 41
      0
      Quote: DKuznecov
      Obviously the world is preparing for something.

      Well, not the whole world, but those whose defense spending is growing.
      It is not clear only how the Russian Federation managed to reduce costs and at the same time develop and introduce new weapons. Are there any games with statistics or with new weapons, is it not as they say?
      1. Yeraz
        Yeraz 26 January 2021 23: 44
        +3
        Quote: Hlavaty
        Are there any games with statistics or with new weapons, is it not as they say?

        I think the matter is in the dollar exchange rate. After all, international organizations calculate in dollars. But Russia buys many systems for rubles. Therefore, it will be correct to compare in rubles.
        1. igor67
          igor67 27 January 2021 03: 48
          +1
          Quote: Yeraz
          Quote: Hlavaty
          Are there any games with statistics or with new weapons, is it not as they say?

          I think the matter is in the dollar exchange rate. After all, international organizations calculate in dollars. But Russia buys many systems for rubles. Therefore, it will be correct to compare in rubles.

          I agree, our dollar rate has dropped very much, so most likely you are right
      2. Dkuznecov
        Dkuznecov 27 January 2021 00: 05
        -2
        The whole world is preparing.
        And RF ... All mossy developments are possible
        put in the category of "promising",
        and beat off R&D spending,
        but there was no money either.
        I've been spinning in this kitchen too long to understand a little.
        There is no commerce and settlement here, sawdust is all around.
        group Picnic will not let you lie.
        - Obscurantism and jazz. Believe it or not - everything was stolen before us.
        1. Hlavaty
          Hlavaty 27 January 2021 16: 27
          0
          Are you sure about the Russian Federation, and not about Ukraine? :)
      3. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 10: 04
        0
        Quote: Hlavaty
        how the Russian Federation managed to reduce costs and at the same time develop and introduce new weapons. Are there any games with statistics or with new weapons, is it not as they say?

        No games.
        A simple example. The Russian turner sharpens the nut for the rocket and this nut costs our Ministry of Defense even 10 rubles. An American turner sharpens the same nut and it costs the Pentagon $ 2 (151 rubles).
        In our design bureau, smart heads are sitting for 35 thousand rubles a month, and in America, a janitor will not work for 462 dollars a month, let alone a designer in Lockheed Martin ...

        That's the difference in costs and the price of weapons ...
        1. Hlavaty
          Hlavaty 27 January 2021 16: 27
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          The key word was REDUCE costs.
          You described a certain static picture, and the word REDUCE draws the dynamics: in 2020, expenses have become LESS than in 2019.
          Exaggerating your logic - in 2019, a turner sharpened a nut for 10 rubles, and in 2020 began to sharpen for 9 rubles?
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 23: 29
            +1
            Quote: Hlavaty
            Exaggerating your logic - in 2019, a turner sharpened a nut for 10 rubles, and in 2020 began to sharpen for 9 rubles?

            No, a little different.
            In 2019, the turner sharpened 5 nuts and the Russian Ministry of Defense spent it. 50 rubles. Of these, 4 were used in the rocket, and one was placed under the leg of the wobbling table in the shed. And in 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation began to pay for four and still use four, and under the table leg the turner put a cardboard wrapped in tape. The turner does not do unnecessary work and, as a result, makes more liquid products. For which he receives more per day than before. For the same nut price of 10 rubles.

            In fact, it looks like the liquidation of a HUGE number of "gasket" firms, turning off their interest and, as a result, increasing costs.

            I, my company, have no direct military orders. There are infrastructure orders from the defense industry (warehouses, metal structures, right up to concrete fences). Last year I talked with one big "defense engineer" who knew my father well - he said that in some positions he had up to 5-6 (!!!) intermediaries from him to the Customer 10-12 years ago. Now many, or almost all, have been cut down, somewhere in the bowels of the Ministry there is even a thought to revive military representatives. For any plant to work DIRECTLY with a representative of the Customer, i.e. with a representative of the RF Ministry of Defense.
  2. janeck
    janeck 26 January 2021 23: 21
    +5
    The total military spending of NATO states in 2020 will amount to $ 1 billion, which is almost $ 092,5 billion more than in 61. This is stated in a statistical report on the military spending of the alliance published on Wednesday.

    Of this money, US defense spending will amount to $ 784,95 billion, while European and Canadian spending will amount to $ 307,53 billion.In 2019, the volume of military spending in Europe and Canada was $ 301,38 billion, that is, the growth of their spending in current prices was about 2%.
  3. Voltsky
    Voltsky 27 January 2021 00: 47
    +2
    People arm themselves because they don't trust each other; and do not trust each other because they arm themselves
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 10: 11
      0
      Quote: Voletsky
      People arm themselves because they don't trust each other; and do not trust each other because they arm themselves

      Cartoon "Equilibrium of Fear" (1973) Director: Eduard Nazarov
      1. Voltsky
        Voltsky 27 January 2021 17: 52
        +1
        thank god I'm not the only one so smart :)
  4. Nestor Vlakhovski
    Nestor Vlakhovski 27 January 2021 01: 55
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    More precisely - 1,9 trillion. This is a gigantic amount
    But even this gigantic amount is the historical minimum of human civilization in terms of the cost of the army. We live in a quiet time.
    More precisely - 1,9 trillion. This is a gigantic amount
    which is below the world average inflation rate, i.e. in fact, military spending has decreased.
    but the largest increase in defense spending was shown in 2020 by the countries of the European Union. The total growth was over 5,5 percent.
    at the same time, the total military spending of the EU countries even decreased. Interestingly, it turns out that even the same statistical data can be interpreted in different ways.