U.S. topped global market selling $40 billion in weapons in 2016

Posted by | December 26, 2016 13:48 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly War & Peace

It’s great to be number 1!

The United States again ranked first in global weapons sales last year, signing deals for about $40 billion, or half of all agreements in the worldwide arms bazaar, and far ahead of France, the No. 2 weapons dealer with $15 billion in sales, according to a new congressional study.

Developing nations continued to be the largest buyers of arms in 2015, with Qatar signing deals for more than $17 billion in weapons last year, followed by Egypt, which agreed to buy almost $12 billion in arms, and Saudi Arabia, with over $8 billion in weapons purchases.

Although global tensions and terrorist threats have shown few signs of diminishing, the total size of the global arms trade dropped to around $80 billion in 2015 from the 2014 total of $89 billion, the study found. Developing nations bought $65 billion in weapons in 2015, substantially lower than the previous year’s total of $79 billion.


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7 responses to U.S. topped global market selling $40 billion in weapons in 2016

  1. StoneyCurtisll December 26th, 2016 at 14:22

    Wait until Herr Trumpf gets into office….
    That number will skyrocket..
    He himself has already said he wanted an arms race.

  2. Mike December 26th, 2016 at 16:43

    Well if this doesn’t prove we’re a christian nation nothing will.

    • bpollen December 26th, 2016 at 17:55

      Bibles, Guns, and Money – the Faux Christian Triune Gawd.

  3. bunya December 26th, 2016 at 17:28

    We haven’t found a cure for cancer, heart disease or diabetes, but we’re #1 in the sale of killing devices. We’re number one! We’re number one!

  4. robert December 27th, 2016 at 09:46

    2 movies come to mind on this topic

    1) Lord of war

    2) war dogs

    Free enterprise ?

  5. amersham1046 December 27th, 2016 at 11:57

    Developing nations bought $65 billion in weapons in 2015,
    sell things to people that can not afford them

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