[global military report] the report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that in -2017 2013, although Russias total arms exports were reduced by 7.1%, they remained the worlds second largest exporter of arms. In addition, although the United States total arms exports over the past five years are more than half that of Russia (58%), Russias share in some markets is still significantly ahead of the United States. SIPRI data show that in 2013 -2017, Russia accounted for 22% of the global arms market share, a decrease of 4% over the previous five years. Meanwhile, the global market share of the United States increased by 4% (from 30% to 34%) and arms exports increased by 25%. Odd Frien, the manager of the SIPRI department, said: the trade contracts signed by the United States during the Obama administration show that the countrys arms exports in the year -2017 in 2013 were the highest since the end of the 90s last century. These deals and the big contracts signed in 2017 will ensure that the United States will remain the worlds largest exporter of weapons in the coming years. The largest exporters of Russian weapons were India (35%), China (12%) and Vietnam (10%). US arms are mainly exported to Saudi Arabia (18%), United Arab Emirates (7.4%) and Australia (6.7%). The third largest weapon exporting country in the world is France, with a market share of 6.7%. The main sales markets are Egypt (25%), China (8.6%) and India (8.5%). From 2013 to 2017, the global arms sales market increased by 10% over the previous five years. The report points out that the top five major weapons exporters are the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China, accounting for 74% of the total global sales. The worlds largest weapon importing countries are India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and China, accounting for 35% of global arms sales. Among them, in 2013 -2017, Russian arms accounted for 62% of Indias arms imports, and India was recognized as the worlds largest importer of weapons (12% of the worlds total). Jaroslav Kabakov, deputy general manager of Finam group, said that sales of Russian weapons had declined, mainly due to increased competition in the arms market. In addition to traditional sellers, new countries and companies are constantly involved in providing new products for buyers, he said. They tried to consolidate their position in the market, showing aggressiveness, thus bringing about market changes. He also points out that geopolitical factors also have an impact on the arms market, and buyers will be subjected to external pressure to choose only certain kinds of military equipment and weapons. But this is the market, and it will change like other markets, but it is not permanent, Kabakov said. But the market is changing. Kabakov said: the continuous confrontation between offensive and defensive weapons, stimulating the development of the field, and promoting the renewal of military equipment in all countries, thus providing the producers with the opportunity to make money. He believes that Russia has a strong position in this market and continues to develop new products, so it is less likely to lose market share and will continue to be the main exporter of the worlds major weapons. SIPRIs report shows that China is the most active exporter of the top five armaments in the world, and its arms, military equipment and special equipment exports increased by 38% in the last five years in the last five years. Over the past five years, China has 48 military technology partners, some of which are traditional customers of the Russian military system. In the same period, Russias military technology cooperation was 47. Experts from the British Janes Defense Center had said that Russia remained the second largest arms exporter in the world after 2016. According to the centers data, last year, Russia exported 6 billion 340 million US dollars of weaponry to foreign customers, which was 8.8% lower than that in 2015 ($6 billion 950 million). However, according to SIPRI data, Russian arms exports increased in 2016 than in 2014 and 2015. In July 2017, Janes report said that in 2016, the largest importer of Russian arms was India (1 billion 200 million US dollars, 19% of Russias total exports) in the past few years. China ranks second, buying a total of US $959 million of Russian weapons. Followed by Algeria ($924 million), Vietnam ($788 million) and Iraq ($460 million). Azerbaijan bought a total of US $217 million of Russian made weapons and Kazakhstan US $150 million. The latest research report on Janes will be released in the middle of this year. [see Russian] special correspondent Alexandra Sudobina] source: Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to the world wide web http://www.huanqiu.com editor: Li Xi _NN2587 Experts from the British Janes Defense Center had said that Russia remained the second largest arms exporter in the world after 2016. According to the centers data, last year, Russia exported 6 billion 340 million US dollars of weaponry to foreign customers, which was 8.8% lower than that in 2015 ($6 billion 950 million). However, according to SIPRI data, Russian arms exports increased in 2016 than in 2014 and 2015.