in the World of the weapons trade. The total amount of major international arms sales was in the period 2014 to 2018 by 7.8 percent over the same period of 2009 to 2013, as from a on Monday published study by the peace research Institute Sipri in Stockholm. The US claim with a large margin at the top, Germany is on rank four. The world's largest arms recipients Saudi Arabia.
The five largest Arms exporters are the USA, Russia, France, Germany, and China. These Top five are in the reporting period, 2014 to 2018, alone, for three quarters of the global arms trade. Germany swapped places with France, which is now on rank three. The largest importers are Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and Algeria.
Germany has increased its exports by 13 per cent. From 2014 to 2018, its share of the global arms trade stood at 6.4 percent, from 2009 to 2013, there were 6.1 percent. U-boats were the best-selling German weapons.
the main customers for German weapons were South Korea (19 per cent), Greece (ten per cent), Israel (8.3 percent). The Top export region for German weapons was Asia and Oceania (30 percent), followed by Europe (27 percent), middle East (25 percent), South America (eleven per cent) and Africa (7.3 percent).daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
The German government had in November 2018, as a reaction to the killing of the government is critical of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi stopped all arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas had made a cancellation of the delivery prohibition, the last-of progress in the peace process for the Yemen.
in Total, had been approved in Berlin in 2018, nearly a quarter less arms exports than in the previous year. The German armaments industry had to accept in order for the third year in a row a decrease in the export permits. A growth there in 2015.
Despite the in November imposed Export ban in Saudi Arabia to 2018, still counted among the best customers of the German arms industry, with export permits to the value of 416 million euros. Also for Algeria and Pakistan to 2018 export permits in the three-digit million range were issued.
A spokesman for the German Federal Ministry of Economics called the Sipri report because of its methodology, "for us, meaningful". In April, the government is going to give with the submission of the new arms export report information on the "actual cases"
The disarmament policy spokesperson of the Green party, Katja Keul, called the Numbers from Sipri, however, a "sad outcome" and "dramatic development." From a German point of view, the high export are particular to Egypt and Algeria devastating, where Pro-democracy movements came under increasing pressure.
half of all U.S. weapons exports ends up in the Middle East
The Left one is a law called exports, prohibition of Arms. "We have to face the worldwide Boom in arms exports," explained the peace-policy spokesperson of the left faction in the Bundestag, Kathrin Vogler. Every weapon find its war. The Vice-Chairman and disarmament policy spokesperson Sevim Dagdelen called for, that the German delivery of weapons to stop against Saudi Arabia will be extended to all on Yemen-war countries involved.
the World unchallenged as the Export-leading position of the USA. "The US has strengthened its position as the world's leading weapons seller," said Sipri expert Aude Fleurant. At least 98 countries in terms of U.S. weapons. More than half of all weapons exports from the U.S. defense factories passed in the last five years in the Middle East. The main customer was Saudi Arabia. The U.S. exports alone account for 36 percent of the arms trade around the world. In comparison to the previous five-year period, they increased by 29 percent.
the US exceeded Russian exports in the past five years, even up to 75 percent. Russia was the only Top-Five country a decline of (minus 17 percent). Mainly due to a decline in exports to India and Venezuela.
Among the EU countries France is the leader
Among the EU countries France is the leader, which increased total exports by 43 percent. The share of France in global trade was 6.8 per cent, only slightly above that of Germany. The massive increase led to France, Germany, displaced from place to place. A total of six EU countries are among the Top 10.
apart from North America and Europe, only a few large Weapons exporters. This includes China, which is located in the world to rank five. However, the country experienced a significantly smaller increase (2.7 percent) than in the past.More about
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The Sipri researchers in their Reports of long-term international Trends, their values are sized according to the volume, the financial value of arms Deals. That 2018 was a little less in - and exported than in the previous years, keeps Wezeman for any trend change. "This is not significant. If we have in 2019, the same Level as in 2018, then we can ask ourselves whether this is really a Trend.“ (dpa, AFP)