La industria de armamento florece a pesar del Covid
December 6, 2021 - Las ventas de armamento y servicios militares de las 100 principales firmas de armas alcanzaron un total de $531.000 millones en 2020, 1,3% más que en 2019, según el Instituto Internacional de Estudios para la Paz de Estocolmo (SIPRI).
Taken together, the arms sales of the 41 companies in the top 100 based in the United States increased by 1.9 per cent to $285 billion. These U.S. companies accounted for 54 per cent of the top 100’s total arms sales in 2020.
Accounting for 13% of the total, the arms sales of five Chinese companies included in the top 100 rose 1.5% to $66.8 billion in the same period.
Chinese firms were behind the U.S. companies and ahead of companies from the United Kingdom, which made up the third-largest share.
The 26 European arms companies in the top 100, meanwhile jointly accounted for 21% of total arms sales, or $109 billion.