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The SIPRI Top 100 Arms-producing and Military Services Companies, 2018

Arms sales of the world’s 100 largest arms-producing and military services companies (the SIPRI Top 100) were $420 billion in 2018. This was an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with total Top 100 arms sales for 2017.

This Fact Sheet lists the SIPRI Top 100 for 2018 from the updated SIPRI Arms Industry Database and describes the trends in international arms sales that are revealed by the new data.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Diego Lopes da Silva is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Nan Tian is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Alexandra Kuimova is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Aude Fleurant was a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.