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Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100; Russian arms industry moves to second place, says SIPRI

 Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).The total for the SIPRI Top 100 in 2017 is 2.5 per cent higher than in 2016 and represents an increase of 44 per cent since 2002 (the first year for which comparable data is available; figures exclude China). This is the third consecutive year of growth in Top 100 arms sales.US companies increase their share of total Top 100 arms salesWith 42 companies listed in 2017, companies based in the United States continued to dominate the Top 100 in 2017. ......................

 

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