These figures are for sales, imagine what they keep for themselves.
Russia sells arms worth $2 billion in 2.5 months of 2014
Since the beginning of 2014, Russia has sold weapons and military equipment in the amount of two billion dollars, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin said.
"To date, Russia has supplied military products to foreign customers in the amount of two billion dollars," he said on the eve of the opening of FIDAE-2014 armory show in Santiago (Chile). Fomin noted that the export orders portfolio of the Russian Federation exceeded $47 billion as of March 2014.
For comparison, according to the results of 2013, Russia sold weapons worth the total of $15.7 billion. In 2012, Russia outstripped the target for the supply of arms and military equipment abroad by 11.8 %, having exported products in the amount of 15.16 billion dollars, Fomin reported in January 2013, emphasizing that those were only preliminary data. The backlog of orders exceeded $46 billion then.
In ten years, Russian arms exports and the volume of orders have tripled. According to the report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Russia was among the countries that became the world's largest arms suppliers from 2009 to 2013. Russia accounts for 27% of global arms exports. The USA takes the lead with 29%.
A year ago, according to SIPRI, Russia supplied 23% of arms in the world, while the U.S. accounted for 30% of world exports.
Russia sells its arms and military equipment to 52 countries of the world. In 2009-2013, three countries - India, China and Algeria - accounted for more than a half of purchases. Sixty-five percent of exports go to the Asia-Pacific region, followed by Africa (14%) and Middle East (10%). Russia was the largest exporter of vessels in the world; exports of airplanes accounted for 43%. In four years, as many as 219 combat aircraft were sold.