Ranking of countries in terms of contracts for the export of military hardware

the results of 2012

In rating TSAMTO (The Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade) On the results of 2012 included 33 countries that have entered into contracts for the supply of weapons. In general, the 4-year period (2009-2012). Included in the top 50 countries that have signed contracts to export defense products.

Second place in the TSAMTO on the results of 2012 the volume of contracts for export of military hardware is Russia — 18.13 billion dollars, or 26.9% of total global agreements on the export of defense products. This is a record for Russia over the past 4 years. The results of 2012 suggest that managed to reverse the trend of a decline in newly concluded agreements as compared with the actual volume of exports and thus stabilize the current order book at the level of 35-40 billion dollars.

In general, over the period 2009-2012. the volume of Russian prisoners of contracts for the export of arms TSAMTO estimated to be worth USD 40.412 billion (15.76% of the world market). Largely due to the results of 2012 Russia became "a plus" as a whole over the period 2009-2012. the ratio of the volume of contracts awarded to the actual volume of arms exports (+14.3%).

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Top by volume of contracts on arms exports on the basis of 2012 are the United States. TSAMTO According to preliminary data, the volume of the identified contracts in the United States in 2012 amounted to 18.928 billion dollars, or 28.08% of the global total contractual agreements for the export of defense products.

For comparison, in 2009 the United States concluded contracts amounted to 23.164 billion dollars (37.92% of the world market), in 2010 — 26.263 billion dollars (51.6%), in 2011 — 50.071 billion dollars (65%). In general, during the last four-year period, the United States signed contracts to export defense products in the amount of USD 118 425 000 000 (46,19% of the world market).

Third Place up to 2012, according to the estimate TSAMTO takes UK — 6,437,000,000 dollars, or 9.55% of total global agreements on the export of defense products. It is the highest result for the last 4 years.

Thus as a whole over the period 2009-2012. United Kingdom in terms of contracts in 4th place.

For comparison, in 2009 the volume of contracts concluded Britain was 3.249 billion dollars (5.32% of the world market), in 2010 — 745 million dollars (1.46%), in 2011 — 1.036 billion dollars (1.34%) . In general, during the last four-year period, Britain entered into contracts for the export of defense products in the amount of 11.468 billion dollars (4.47% of the world market).

Over the period 2009-2012. The UK has a negative trend of the ratio of the contracts to the actual volume of arms exports: 11.468 billion dollars against 13.963 billion dollars (-17.9%). This indicates possible problems in the UK in the near-term retention of their positions in the top five of the world’s largest arms exporters.

The following places in the top ten, in descending order of the value of contracts take Germany (4th in 2012 and 6th place over the period 2009-2012.) Israel (5th in 2012 and for the period 2009-2012.) Italy (6th in 2012 and 7th in 2009-2012.) France (7th place in 2012 and 3rd place in 2009-2012.) Switzerland (8 in 2012 and 12 in 2009-2012.) Sweden (9 in 2012 and for the period 2009-2012.) Spain (10 in 2012 and 8 in 2009-2012.).

Besides of the above should also be noted China, that over the period 2009-2012. ranked 10th (up to 2012 — 13th place).

Of the top ten of the world’s largest arms exporters over the period 2009-2012. Only two countries (U.S. and Russia) have a positive balance ratio of contracts to the actual volume of exports of defense products in the same period.

Three countries — Israel, Italy and France have a zero balance (almost identical results of executed contracts and actual deliveries), that is, these countries have retained portfolios of current orders (at the end of 2012) at the beginning of 2009.

Five countries have a negative balance: United Kingdom (-17.9%), Spain (-26.75%), Germany (-33.25%), China (-39%) and Sweden (-41.9%), the There are countries in this group at the end of 2012 reduced the available at the beginning of 2009 order books.

The share of the top ten countries in the overall balance of the world contracts for export of defense products on the basis of 2012 amounted to 60.87 billion dollars, or 90.31%.

In general, the 4-year period (2009-2012). Share of the top ten countries amounted to 230.098 billion dollars (89.74% of the global total contracts on arms exports).

By 2012 the country’s top ten compared to all 4-year period have increased their share in the overall balance of contracts by 0.57%.

The second ten-exporting countries on the basis of 2012 in terms of contractual agreements is as follows: South Korea (11th), Singapore (12th), China (13th), South Africa (14th), Australia (15th), Brazil ( 16th place), Ukraine (17 seats), India (18th), Norway (19th place) and Turkey (20th).

At the end of the last four years (2009-2012 gg.), The second dozen countries by value of the agreements on arms exports as follows: Ukraine — 3.031 billion dollars (11 seats), Switzerland — 2.974 billion dollars (12th), South Korea — 2.945 billion dollars (ranked 13th), Norway — 2.668 billion dollars (14th place), Australia — 2.51 billion dollars (15 seats), Turkey — 2.28 billion dollars (16th), South Africa — 1.613 billion dollars (17 place ), Netherlands — 1,394,000,000 dollars (18th), Canada — 1.138 billion dollars (19th place) and Brazil — 1.026 billion dollars (20th).

The share of the second ten countries in the overall balance of settlement agreements on arms exports by the end of 2012 amounted to 5.385 billion dollars, or 8%.

To 4-year period (2009-2012). Share of the second ten countries was 21.579 billion dollars (8.4% of the world total).

By 2012 the country’s second scores compared to all 4-year period decreased their share in the global balance of contractual agreements on the export of defense products by 0.4%.

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