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Tuesday, 6th January 2015

The SIPRI Top 100 Arms-producing and Military Services Companies, 2013

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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The arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2013 (outside China) totalled $402 billion. With a 2 per cent decrease, this is the third consecutive annual fall.

The global fall in arms sales that started in 2011 is continuing, but at a slower pace. So far, fears of a deep decline in arms sales for US and West European companies have not materialized.

A little over two-thirds of the companies in the Top 100 for 2013 are headquartered in North America or Western Europe. They accounted for 84.2 per cent of the total arms sales.
w Arms sales by Top 100 companies from the rest of the world rose by 9.2 per cent in real terms; the share of the total Top 100 held by these companies is now at its highest level ever.

The total estimated arms sales of the 10 Russian companies in the Top 100 is $31 billion for 2013. Nine Russian arms companies were ranked in the 2012 Top 100. Their arms sales grew by 20 per cent between 2012 and 2013.

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