[size=36]The death trade ... an industry that is flourishing more and more[/size]
The largest 100 companies in the world specialized in the arms industry recorded an increase in the volume of their revenues and sales by 4.6% in the year 2018. France alone accounts for 5.5% of the arms market share.
In a report published by the French newspaper L'Humanite, the writer, Gayle de Santis said that France ranks fourth in the ranks of the world's most arms-exporting countries.
Finally, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (CIBRI) published its annual report for the first 100 arms manufacturers in the world for 2018.
According to the CIBRI report, France holds 5.5% of the arms market share with revenues of $ 23.2 billion (about 21 billion euros), This recorded an increase in its sales by 2.4% compared to last year.
Among the 100 companies recorded in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report, there are six French companies, respectively, the Thales Group ($ 9.5 billion), Safran ($ 3.2 billion), Naval Group ($ 2.2 billion) and Dassault Aviation ($ 2.9 billion). The French Atomic Energy Commission and alternative energy ($ 2.3 billion) and Nexter ($ 1.1 billion).
and the writer mentioned that France is ranked next after both the United Kingdom (8.4% of the arms market share) and Russia (8.6%).
The United States is at the top of the ranking, with arms manufacturers increasing their transactions volume by about 7.2% in 2018, thanks to the policy of Donald Trump's administration, and Americans hold 59% of the market share, equivalent to 246 billion euros.
In 2015, the United Nations stated that $ 267 billion a year was enough to eradicate hunger until 2030.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report said that the arms market was expanding more and more, with its shares increasing by 4.6% in 2018, with a volume of transactions amounting to about $ 420 billion for the first major arms manufacturers, and this figure equals Austria’s GDP in 2017, which ranks 27th in the ranking of the world's richest countries.
وأشار الكاتب إلى أن شركات تصنيع الطائرات تسجل تقدما هاما، حيث ارتفعت مبيعات شركة لوكهيد مارتن، التي تنتج طائرة أف 35 الأميركية، بنحو 5.2%
أما بوينغ فسجلت مبيعاتها ارتفاعا بنسبة 5.7%، وعلى الرغم من أنها مختصة أكثر في الطيران المدني، فإن 29% من عائداتها المالية تتأتى من أنشطتها العسكرية.
وقال الكاتب إن شركة إيرباص الأوروبية سجلت بدورها ارتفاعا في حجم معاملاتها في الأسلحة بلغ نحو 9%، في حين ارتفعت مبيعات شركة "داسو" الفرنسية، التي تصنع طائرات رافال الحربية، إلى نحو 30%.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report also mentioned that the increase in military spending in Turkey was in the interest of the military-industrial complex, as two Turkish arms manufacturing companies destroyed their centers in arranging more than one hundred weapons manufacturers in the world, and Turkish companies achieved a rise in the volume of their military transactions by 22% During the past year. 29 / p