Ukraine falls. A rating of manufacturers of weapons

Украина падает. Рейтинг производителей вооружения

Ukraine is losing ground because of inflation

Ukroboronprom has dropped in the global ranking of SIPRI in two positions. The researchers attribute this to inflation.

The Stockholm international Institute for peace studies (SIPRI) published its annual rating of the hundred largest military-industrial companies in the world for 2017.

In the report of the state concern Ukroboronprom took 81 seats, down two positions compared to the previous year. The leader of the arms race are the United States. For the first time Russia took the second place. Корреспондент.net tells details.


Ukroboronprom in the top 100 on the sale of weapons

Ukraine in the ranking SIPRI included in the group “other recognized manufacturers”. It is also a military-industrial companies of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Poland, Singapore and South Korea. In the ranking of 17.

The study says that the volume of arms sales in this group decreased by 6.9 per cent to 27.9 billion dollars. The sales volume of these companies in 2017 accounted for seven percent of the total rating.

In this category remain the leader of the Japanese company. Japan ranked sixth among the largest weapons manufacturers in the world.

Ukraine is represented in the rating of one company – the state concern Ukroboronprom. Its sales of weapons compared to 2016 fell 11 percent to one billion dollars. The study says that this is due to inflation.

Ukroboronprom in the top 100 largest arms manufacturers in the world fell by two positions and is on the 81st place.

Ukraine is on 11th place among the world exporters

Dokuldu according to SIPRI the Biggest exporters of major weapons and their main customers, published at the end of March this year, for the last five years, Ukraine took the 11th place among world arms exporters, providing 1.7% of total world arms exports.

In the previous five years, its share was 2.1 percent. Thus, from 2008 until 2017, the supply of weapons from Ukraine decreased by 26 percent.

During 2012-2016 Ukraine took ninth place among the countries-exporters of weapons in the world, but in the previous five-year period and is in fourth place.

The main exporters of weapons:

From a report by SIPRI, it follows that the main importer of Ukrainian weapons was Russia, which bought 23 percent of all arms exports, Ukraine. In second place is China, followed by Thailand.

A year earlier, the Stockholm Institute released a study in which Russia was the largest buyer of arms of Ukraine.

Then it was reported that in 2016 Ukraine exported to Russia of military goods to the amount of 169 million dollars, which is 72 percent more than during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.


Then the state concern Ukroboronprom stated that information about the supply of Ukrainian weapons to Russia is not valid. In detail, in the material of Russia – the main importer of weapons in Ukraine: the SIPRI report.


Production and arms trade grows

In the latest SIPRI report says that last year the volume of sales of arms and military services of the 100 largest military-industrial companies of the world amounted to 398,2 billion, 2.5 percent more than the year before.

The Americans continued to lead in the SIPRI rating: the top 100 includes 42 companies from the United States. In 2017, the total volume of arms sales by American companies rose by two percent to $ 226,6 billion, or 57 percent of the total.

The volume of sales of Russian companies accounted for 9.5 percent of the total in the rankings, allowing Russia for the first time in this century to become the second largest manufacturer of arms in the world, surpassing the UK.

The annual turnover of ten largest Russian companies rose by 8.5 percent to 37.7 billion. As the largest producer and seller of weapons in Russia’s Almaz-Antey has risen in the top 10 global companies.

The total turnover of the European defense industry on the world market increased by 3.8 percent and amounted to 2017 94,8 billion dollars. The largest weapons manufacturer in the Western Europe remains the UK, followed by France.


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