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Appendix 5A. The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies, 2009

Summary

The SIPRI Top 100 list ranks the largest arms-producing companies in the world (outside China) according to their arms sales.

The 10 largest arms producing companies, 2009
  Company
(country)
Arms sales
($ m.)
Profit
($ m.)
  1  Lockheed Martin 33 430  3 024
  2  BAE Systems (UK) 33 250  –70
  3  Boeing  32 300  1 312
  4  Northrop Grumman 27 000  1 686
  5  General Dynamics 25 590  2 394
  6   Raytheon 23 080  1 976
  7  EADS (trans-Europe) 15 930  –1 060
  8  Finmeccanica (Italy) 13 280  997
  9  L-3 Communications 13 010  901
10  United Technologies 11 110  4 179

Companies are US-based, unless indicated otherwise. The profit figures are from all company activities, including non-military sales.

In general, the arms sales of companies in the Top 100 remained high in 2009. The total arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100 increased by $14.8 billion to reach $400.7 billion in 2009.

In 2009 for the first time a Kuwaiti company—the military services company Agility—entered the Top 100, at rank 34. The arms sales of some of the largest Russian arms producers fell, even as the Russian Government continued to invest in the industry.

National or regional shares of arms sales for the SIPRI Top 100 for 2009
Region/
country
No. of
companies
Arms sales
($ b.)
USA 45  247.2
Western Europe 33  120.3
Russia 9.2
Japan 6.5
Israel 6.3
India 4.5
South Korea 1.9
Kuwait 2.5
Singapore 1.5
Canada 0.7
Turkey 0.6
Total 100 400.7

Figures refer to the arms sales of Top 100 companies headquartered in each country or region, including those of their foreign subsidiaries, not the sales of arms actually produced in that country or region.

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