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DW: SIPRI: US arms exports skyrocket, while China’s nosedive 

The invasion of Ukraine has benefited the US and led to a major increase in arms imports to Europe. In other parts of the world, however, the movement of weapons between nations is declining. 

While the rest of the world is slowly disarming, Europe is quickly doing the opposite, according to the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The institute examines and compares the global arms trade in four-year periods, the better to reflect overall trends than looking at the weapons business over only twelve months. 

Among the two most important trends in the most recent report, SIPRI researcher Pieter Wezeman told DW, are that arms transfers to European states have significantly increased” and that “the role of the US as an arms supplier in the world has increased significantly, too.”  

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More News On The Latest SIPRI Report 

European Arms Imports Climb, U.S. Dominance in Exports Grows – Think Tank — Reuters 

France challenging Russia as second biggest arms exporter behind US — The Guardian

Fuelled by Ukraine, European arms imports double in 2022 — RFI

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt rank in top 10 largest arms importers over past 5 years — Al Arabiya

Russia’s Global Arms Exports Suffer As War Takes Toll; Ukraine’s Imports Surge, Says New Report — RFE

Russia’s Arms Export Industry Is Collapsing — Newsweek