美国仍是世界最大武器输出国 US Continues to Lead World in Weapons Exports    

简氏防务周刊发表的一份新报告说,美国仍然是世界上最大的武器输出国,去年出口了价值接近230亿美元的武器,主要出口地区是中东。

简氏防务周刊星期日发表全球防务贸易年度报告说,全球防务市场贸易额2015年增长了66亿美元,总额达到650亿美元。

简氏防务周刊分析家莫里斯说,全球防务贸易市场的交易额从来不曾有过这样大的增长幅度,2015年创了记录。

报告说,法国的武器销售额2015年增长了一倍多,从80亿美元猛增到180亿美元。报告说,如果按此速度发展下去,法国2018年将超过俄罗斯,成为全球第二大武器输出国。

全球军火贸易去年增长的主要原因是中东国家的需求增加。中东国家去年购进价值约216亿美元的武器装备,其中88亿美元的武器来自美国。

The United States continues to hold the title of the world’s top weapons exporter, supplying almost $23 billion worth of weapons to other countries last year – particularly in the Middle East – according to a new report by IHS Jane's.

Its annual Global Defense Trade Report released on Sunday showed the global defense market rose by $6.6 billion in 2015, up to a total of $65 billion.

“The global defense trade market has never seen an increase as large as the one we saw between 2014 and 2015,” said Ben Moores, senior analyst at IHS. “2015 was a record-breaking year.”

French arms sales more than doubled in 2015 from the year before, rising from $8 billion to $18 billion. If that rate continues, the report said, France will overtake Russia as the second largest defense exporter by 2018.

The increase in global arms sales last year was driven largely by increased demand from countries in the Middle East, which dominated the top of the list and received around $21.6 billion worth of equipment deliveries, including $8.8 billion from the U.S.