U.S. Firms Dominate The Global Weapons Industry

The global arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the sales of weapons and military services by the world’s largest 100 arms-producing and military services companies (“SIPRI Top 100”)  totaled $370.70 billion in 2015.

Of the SIPRI Top 100, more than half of arms sales worldwide come from American companies:

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Source: SIPRI

The Top 10 companies in the SIPRI 100 are shown in the graphic below:

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Top-100-Arms-Producing-Companies-Year 2002-2015

Source: Daily Infographics

The U.S. firms shown in the above chart are:

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)
  • Boeing Co (BA)
  • Raytheon Company (RTN)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC)
  • General Dynamics Corporation (GD)
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTX)
  • Level 3 Communications, Inc (LVLT)

The European firms shown above are listed below with their tickers on the US OTC market:

Italy-based Leonardo Finmeccanica SpA trades on the Milan Exchange under the ticker LDO.

Download: The Complete List of SIPRI Top 100 Companies from 2002-2015 (in Excel format)

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