For the fifth Time in a row, has decreased the sales of the 100 largest arms-producing companies in the world. Especially American companies sold less weapons. In Western Europe, however, the business said the peace research Institute, SIPRI.
in Spite of the many military conflicts and political tensions in the world, the arms sales in 2015 fell for the fifth year in a row. According to a report by the peace research Institute SIPRI in Stockholm, the 100 largest arms producers of weapons and military services for a total 370,7 billion dollars sold dollars (350 billion euros). This is 0.6 percent less than in the previous year.
As a indicator for nuclear disarmament, see SIPRI, the development. Rather, have slowed the decline and could be a Signal for a trend, the report says.
American companies sell less
Almost two-thirds (209,7 billion US dollars), the armor’s revenue went to American companies, even if they sold almost three percent less. “Lockheed Martin is the largest weapons manufacturer in the world,” said Aude Fleurant, Director, arms and military expenditure programme, SIPRI. However, delays in deliveries of major weapons systems, the expenditure ceiling of the American military and the strength of the US dollar would have impacts on the Export negative.
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German and Russian companies to increase sales
The three in the Top 100 listed German companies increased their sales together to 7.4 percent. The Russian producers increased their sales (a total of 6.2 percent), in particular to cover the demand in the country. The production ramped up in the past year, especially South Korea, which was able to increase its share of the total sales of the Top 100 to almost ten percent.