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China becomes fourth-largest arms exporter

18th March 2014 - 14:16 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


China has become the world’s fourth largest weapons exporter amid continued growth in international arms sales, according to a new study by Sweden-based think-tank SIPRI

The total volume of international arms sales has increased by 14% over the five year period from 2009 to 2013, with China emerging as a major player, overtaking France as the world’s fourth largest arms exporter, SIPRI reported on 17 March. 

The US, Russia, Germany, China and France were the biggest exporters, representing 74% of the global market, with the US and Russia together accounting for 56% of that total. 

According to the report,

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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