In terms of the ratio of the volume of arms exports to gross domestic product (GDP) over the 8-year period (2004-2011), Russia ranks second in the world after Israel.
Ranking countries on this indicator characterizes the degree of importance of military exports in the overall structure of the country's economy.
Israel ranks first in the world in terms of the ratio of identified military exports to GDP (1,01%) (exports of military hardware to 2004-2011 amounted to 14,462 billion dollars, and GDP over the same period was 1430 billion dollars). That is, the economy of Israel is most dependent on the export of arms in comparison with all other countries of the world.
Russia with 0,52% (identified weapon exports to 2004-2011 - 50,824 billion dollars, GDP - 9865,74 billion dollars) ranks second.
The top three are Sweden - 0,32% (the identified volume of military exports in 2004-2011 amounted to 11,158 billion dollars, GDP - 3486,54 billion dollars).
The fourth place is occupied by Ukraine - 0,31% (the volume of military exports - 3,107 billion dollars, GDP - 1002 billion dollars).
Other largest suppliers of weapons occupy a more modest position on this indicator, which indicates the lesser importance for them of military exports in the overall balance of the country's economy.
In particular, France is ranked 8 with 0,16% (military exports - 31,246 billion dollars, GDP - 19853,2 billion dollars).
The United States occupy a 11 place - 0,12% (military exports 135,046 billion dollars, GDP - 109733,1 billion dollars).
The UK ranks 12 - 0,11% (military exports 20,375 billion dollars, GDP - 19266,5 billion dollars).
Germany ranks 13 place - 0,10% (military exports 25,096 billion dollars, GDP - 25546,43 billion dollars).
Spain and Italy with 0,07% share the place 17-18.
China with 0,02% takes 32 place (military exports - 8,046 billion dollars, GDP - 33134,75 billion dollars.
Of the world's leading suppliers of weapons, China has the lowest ratio of military exports to GDP.
Ranking countries by the ratio of arms exports to military expenditures by period 2004-2011.
First place in the ratio of military exports to military expenditures for the period 2004-2011. Ukraine is ranked with 30,24%. The second place is occupied by Sweden (25,07%). Switzerland closes the top three (18,67%). Russia with 17,98% takes 4 place.
Ranking countries on this indicator allows "indirectly" to determine the balance between military exports of a country and the funds allocated for the development of its own armed forces, given the fact that a significant proportion of military spending is spent on financing the procurement of weapons for its own army.
Since the share of expenditures on the development of the Armed Forces in the military budgets of various countries varies greatly, these figures, as mentioned above, can only be considered as indicative values in the context of assessing the balance of military exports and funds allocated for the development of their own Armed Forces.
Nevertheless, TSAMTO considered it appropriate to carry out such an analysis, since it is already of interest in itself.
Of course, it would be more correct to conduct such an analysis for all countries of the world, taking into account only the expenditure part of military budgets allocated for the development of the Armed Forces, however, many countries do not have reliable information on the expenditure part of military budgets allocated for the development of their own armed forces. according to the ratio of military exports to the total volume of military expenditures of a country.
An indicator over 10% has a few more countries. These are Israel (13,74%), South Africa (11,39%) and Belarus (10,58%).
Unlike Russia, Israel, Sweden and Ukraine, the other largest world arms suppliers have a significantly lower ratio of military exports to military expenditures.
In particular, Germany has 7,24%, France - 6,95%, Spain - 6,09%, Italy - 4,30%, Great Britain - 4,22%, USA - 2,64%.
China has the lowest percentage of the world's leading arms suppliers - 1,81%.
Fully material on military spending countries of the world for the period from 2004 to 2011. with a large number of tabular statistics will be published in the upcoming publication of the year TSAMTO-2012.
Russia is second in the world after Israel in terms of the ratio of arms exports to GDP