Daily Management Review

Global arms revenue down 3.5 per cent in 2022


The global need for arms has grown dramatically, but global arms producers have not been able to keep up with the demand in 2022, shows the Stockholm Institute for Peace Research report (SIPRI).

Vitaly V. Kuzmin
Vitaly V. Kuzmin
"Revenues from arms sales and military services of the 100 largest companies in the industry, despite the surge in demand, totalled $597bn in 2022 - down 3.5 per cent from 2021, adjusted for fluctuations in price levels," according to the report.

In spite of increased orders, US and European arms businesses were unable to dramatically increase output because of labor shortages, price increases, and product delivery delays that were made worse by the situation in Ukraine.

SIPRI explained that the increased demand for weapons had no impact on the performance of these enterprises in 2022 because there is a time lag between the acceptance of an order and production output, and many customers placed numerous orders at the end of 2022.

source: sipri.org