China displaced Russia from second place in terms of arms sales


After the data on arms production in China became known, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI, SIPRI) published its next rating. According to the report, now China, and not Russia, is the second largest planet in the world after the United States in terms of production and sales of weapons. This takes into account both export sales and domestic sales.


It should be noted that SIPRI employees first received similar information about China. The information is not the latest and relates to the period 2015-2017. However, this allowed the experts to do a more detailed analysis, revise the old ratings and present the results to the public.

The document states that earlier Chinese companies were not represented in the hundred of the world's largest arms manufacturers (top 100) due to a primitive lack of information. But now there is an opportunity to assess the potential of the Chinese defense industry.

It is emphasized that according to old data (2017), the top twenty of the rating included 11 companies from the USA, 6 from Europe and 3 from Russia. The total sales of US companies amounted to about $ 226,6 billion, and Russian $ 37,7 billion.

But now in the first twenty four companies from China appeared at once, with 4 of them in the top ten of the rating. Their sales volume is $ 3 billion.

The authors of the report draw attention to the fact that Chinese companies have a serious specialization in specific areas of armaments. However, in other countries, manufacturers have a wider range of products.

SIPRI explains that China’s defense industry is represented to a large extent by a dozen large companies and one research institute. For analysis, we used data on the seven largest of them: AVIC - aircraft manufacturing and avionics; CASIC - rockets and space technique; CETC - electronics, software, radar; NORINCO and CSGC - ground equipment; CSIC and CSSC - Shipbuilding.

The largest of the listed Chinese company was AVIC. She produced and sold $ 20,1 billion worth of products and immediately found herself in sixth place in the top 100. At the same time, sales of the world's largest manufacturer of ground equipment NORINCO amounted to $ 17,2 billion.
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  1. bobba94 Offline
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 27 January 2020 13: 23
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    If we take into account the domestic market, the very essence of the concept of "arms seller" is distorted.
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 27 January 2020 13: 28
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    China raised a poor, but numerous, hardworking, united by a common idea population ...
    But Vodonaeva puts an end to us, and a bunch of her “followers” ​​cannot be convinced otherwise, because idols cannot be mistaken, and the flag is in their hands ...
    Here's how - you do not want to see your faces, you will increasingly see strangers, and then aaaa, how many of them, yes they will capture us ...
    You need to look around less and enjoy life with your large family more. As the saying goes: do what you must, and be what happens.
    Be fruitful and multiply (and money has nothing to do with it, because the most priceless wealth is given to us for free). And from the state I would like to see more tasks on the production of machines to increase labor productivity, because you can raise productivity not only by reducing staff, but also by increasing production ...
    And judging by the results, China has a lot to learn ...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 27 January 2020 14: 43
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      Actually, you have to count in pieces. And then they sold one F-35 for 85 million (without an engine) | 107 (with an engine), and its classmate MiG-35 - 40 million. And to catch up with the Americans, two MiG-35s should be sold for two F-5s.
      Here in pieces, the Chinese are ahead of the rest. If only the workers and engineers learned to cherish the initiative.
  3. The Chinese and a half lard! Nobody will surpass them!
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 January 2020 20: 43
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    Alas, alas, the internet is full of videos, how quickly the Chinese are building everything ....

    In general, after 10 years, the cheers-patriots will be pushing that it would be nice for us to buy weapons from the Chinese, such as our school, peace, friendship, pocket ...
  5. businessv Offline
    businessv (Vadim) 28 January 2020 12: 38
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    At the same time, sales of the world's largest manufacturer of ground equipment NORINCO amounted to $ 17,2 billion.

    The news did not surprise. For a long time, I expected when the Celestial Empire finally publishes real numbers of arms sales, or you just read that people use the weapons and equipment of China, and China does not sell weapons! They are not proud of this, it does not correspond to their centuries-old national tradition, but times are changing. smile
  6. sgrabik Offline
    sgrabik (Sergei) 28 January 2020 18: 06
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    As long as we have priority instead of engineers, technologists and designers, lawyers, economists and various "effective" managers, we should not expect any growth in the scientific and technical plan in the Russian industry and defense industry, we urgently need to change priorities, bankers and lawyers do not need our economy raise, it is a fact !!!
  7. a-duhanin58 Offline
    a-duhanin58 (Anatoly Dukhanin) 29 January 2020 00: 22
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    Coronavirus levels the odds. The gods will not allow the Chinese to seize the world - biorobots. Not for that people were bred on earth.