The arms trade in the world takes resources development

While sales in Europe were down, it should be noted that companies in Germany and Switzerland were the only weapons in get growth. The category dedicated to this Western industry accounts for global market leadership. Sales of the 100 largest manufacturers amounted to 367 000 million in 2014, with 80% of all companies by the United States and Europe.

The Northern power is the main arms dealer in the world with a total of 23 000 million annually, to absorb a third of all marketings. Its three main customers are South Korea, UAE and Australia. US capital to work the three largest companies export military equipment, ie, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

Other major manufacturers and suppliers of weapons including France, UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, the latter almost unnoticed in these matters. Few repaired in the emergence of Israel in such a lucrative business, because with 1700 million was the seventh country that exported military equipment in 2014.

Among the lesser known South Korea also it appears, with supplies of around $ 740 million in 2014 and thus became the fastest growing country in Asia. We cannot forget that nations with emerging economies are incorporated into the manufacture of weapons such as Turkey, with 2 companies already positioned in the market.

The largest buyer of war materials is the Middle East with 110 000 million of potential imports in the next 10 years. Despite the temporary reduction of arms sales on the planet in 2014, it intends to continue deliveries because export more if they can increase their own investments in industry persists manufacturers.

We are in the presence of a diversion of resources to unedifying purposes, and that could be devoted to covering the needs of humanity. Take the case of Africa, as with acute funding needs for poverty alleviation, increased its arms imports 45% in 2010-2014 compared to 2005-2009.


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