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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

VI. Arms production and military services

Chapter:
5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2019
Author(s):
Siemon T. Wezeman, Aude Fleurant

Arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100—a ranking of the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies (excluding China) according to their arms sales—totalled $398 billion in 2017.1 This was an increase of 2.5 per cent compared with 2016 and marks the third consecutive year of growth in Top 100 arms sales (see table 5.11). The arms sales of the Top 100 in 2017 were 44 per cent higher than those in 2002 and 9.9 per cent lower than the peak of 2010.2 The overall growth in arms sales of the Top 100 in 2017 was driven by increases in arms procurement spending by several states, in particular the United States and Russia as well as several countries participating in armed conflicts, notably in the Middle East.3

Citation (MLA):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-032.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wezeman, S., & Fleurant, A. (2016). 5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-032.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wezeman, Siemon T., and Aude Fleurant. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-5-div1-032.xml
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