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World stumbling into a new era of risks to peace, concludes SIPRI report

Stockholm, May 23, 2022 –  World leaders are failing to prepare for a new era of complex and often unpredictable risks to peace as profound environmental and security crises converge and intensify, according to a major report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report, Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era […]

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Business as usual? Arms sales of SIPRI Top 100 arms companies continue to grow amid pandemic

Stockholm, December 6, 2021 –  Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totaled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Download the SIPRI Fact […]

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Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade, reaching $1917 billion in 2019

Stockholm, April 27, 2020 – Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, […]

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World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018

STOCKHOLM, April 29, 2019 – Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France, which together accounted for 60 per […]

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Global military spending remains high at $1.7 trillion, new SIPRI data

Stockholm May 1, 2018 – Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1 per cent in real terms from 2016, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). China’s military expenditure rose again in 2017, continuing an upward trend in spending that has lasted […]

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Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI

Dec. 12, 2017 – Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The total for the SIPRI Top 100 in 2016 is 1.9 per […]