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El gráfico muestra gasto militar selecto entre 2000 y 2022.


Lucha por aumentar las defensas de Europa

By Duncan Mil

September 11, 2023 - El gasto en defensa en el centro y occidente de Europa subió 13 por ciento en 2022 a $345.000 millones, impulsado por la invasión rusa de Ucrania y mayores tensiones por Taiwán y Corea del Norte, según el InstitutoInternacional de Estocolmo de Investigación para la Paz.

According to management consultancy McKinsey and Company, Russia’s defence exports suffered a steep 21 per cent decline in 2022 to $2.82 billion, with U.S., French, German and Italian arms sellers claiming Russia’s lost business.

David Chinn, McKinsey’s senior partner, outlined the reasons behind Russia’s steep decline. “Russia made their neighbours feel threatened by that situation, and they’re now rethinking some of their export relationships,” China told reporters.

The United States took the most significant share of Russia’s defence exports at 11 per cent in 2022, with France following at 5 per cent and Germany and Italy at 3 per cent.

Britain doubled its arms exports in 2022 to record £8.5 billion, dominated by sales to Qatar -- £2.4 billion worth of Eurofighter Typhoons -- and Saudi Arabia, the United States and Turkey.

The European Commission predicts that EU member states will grow their defence budgets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to €290 billion by 2025. In 2021, these budgets stood at €214 billion

However, Europe remains a highly fragmented market -- for example, the European Defence Agency countries operate 21 different main battle tank models and versions, 20 different fighter jets and 27 different destroyers and frigates.

PUBLISHED: 18/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News