Ukraine reduced export of weaponry by half in 2015

Source : 112 Ukraine

Among top buyers of Ukrainian weapons are Russia, China and Thailand
13:44, 24 February 2016

In 2015 Ukraine reduced export of weapons by half – to $323 million, compared to $657 million in 2014, it is said in the analytical materials of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

According to SIPRI, last year Ukraine continued to export military production to the Russian Federation. Thus, export to Russia amounted to $72 million compared to $155 million in 2014.

Among top buyers of Ukrainian weapons, besides Russia, are China ($98 million) and Thailand ($37 million).

According to SIPRI, Ukraine's share of military export in 2010-2015 amounted to 2.6%. Ukraine is in the 9th place among world largest exporters. Ukraine’s share in 2009-2014 amounted to 3%.

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