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U.S. remains world's largest exporter of weapons, - SIPRI

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2016-2020, 37 percent of the world's firearms export belonged to this country; that's 17 percent more than the share of Russia, which is the second largest exporter
10:16, 17 March 2021

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The United States is currently the world's largest firearms exporter. Xinhua news agency wrote that, with the reference to a report made by the SIPRI.

According to the document, in 2016-2020, 37 percent of the world's firearms export belonged to the USA; that's 17 percent more than the share of Russia, which is the second largest exporter. 

Over these five years, the U.S. exported weapons to 96 countries and regions, which makes much more than other arms exporters. Almost half of the American exports ended up in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia being the major importer (24 percent).

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France, the third largest arms exporter had the share of 8.2 percent of the world's export during the same period. That's 2.6 percent more than in 2011-2015. Germany, the fourth largest exporter had the share of 5.5 percent.

It is worth mentiong that in 2021, the NATO assigned almost 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars for the needs of the military. That's 2.7 percent more than the sum allocated in 2020.

Related: Why Ukraine cedes ground in arms exports?

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