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The Ministry of the economy: the number of arms exports is decreasing again

The number of approved arms exports from Germany. She sank in 2018 for the third year in a row. In spite of the imposed Export ban in Saudi-Arabia but still the best customer.

The Federal government has approved of 2018 almost a quarter less arms exports than in the previous year. The total value fell by 22.7 per cent from 6,242 billion euros to 4,824 billion euros. In the case of the controversial deliveries to countries outside the European Union and NATO, the decline even amounted to nearly one-third (32.8 percent). The response of the Ministry of economy to a request from the Green party member of Parliament Omid Nouripour, present the news Agency dpa.

The German armaments industry must accept in order for the third year in a row a decrease in the export permits. A growth there in 2015, then to a record level of 7,86 billion euros. Since then it goes downhill.

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