SIPRI Arms Industry Database

Topic: Military
Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

The SIPRI Arms Industry Database contains information on arms-producing and military services companies, or “arms companies.” Estimates of arms sales are based on publicly available information. The SIPRI Top 100 database for 2002–18 contains financial information on the world’s top 100 arms companies, based on the value of arms sales. The Top 100 database excludes Chinese companies, but a separate Top 25 list includes four Chinese companies and is available for years 2015–2019.

In 2019, four Chinese companies with combined arms sales of $56.7 billion ranked among the top 25 global arms companies. View