Germany has reduced arms sales

Германия снизила продажи оружия

German tanks Leopard 2A4

The volume of approved transactions in weapons since the beginning of this year has already reached to 2.42 billion euros.

In 2016 Germany exported arms and military equipment almost 7 billion euros. These data were presented at the Cabinet meeting in Berlin, reports UKRINFORM.

“The Federal government approved in 2016 individual licences for exports of military equipment in the amount of 6.85 billion euros,” – said in the report.

It is a billion euros less than the previous year, when record was set.

Top 10 major importers of German arms and military equipment are Algeria, USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UK, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Canada and Switzerland.

Small arms were delivered almost 47 million euros – 15 million euros more than the year before. At 2.8 million Euro was delivered weapons to Kurdish regional forces to combat ISIL.

The volume of approved exports of weapons since the beginning of this year was at this moment of 2.42 billion euros. During the same period last year, the figure was 3.3 billion euros.

As reported Корреспондент.netlast year the German government approved the sale of arms of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and Oman.

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