17 Feb '13, 11pm
18 Feb. 2013: SIPRI Top 100 arms sales decreased in 2011: companies pursue diverse strategies in response to austerity measures (Stockholm, 18 February 2013) Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies - the SIPRI Top 100 - totalled $410 billion in 2011 according to new data on international arms production released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Read this press release in Swedish (PDF). Access the Top 100 list. Compared to the companies in the Top 100 for 2010, this result represents a 5 per cent decrease in constant dollar terms. Over the period since 2002, arms sales by the Top 100 have nevertheless increased by 51 per cent in real terms. Arms-producing and military services companies headquartered in North America and Western Europe continued to dominate the Top 100 list, which does not include China-b...