Russian media said that China’s military spending last year, Russia’s seventh ranked second
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LONDON, according to Russian military news network on August 24 reported, the Russian arms trade center the world on August 23 released a report pointed out that in 2009, ranking the world military spending, to $ 37.875 billion Russia ranked seventh in the world, the United States still ranks first in the world, to $ 574.07 billion, ranking China second place with $ 70.5 billion.
Russian arms trade center world that by 2009 world military expenditure analysis shows that in 2009 the total world defense spending for the 13 350 billion, of which the United States still holds an absolute leading position, military spending up to $ 574.07 billion, defense spending is in many other military power more than a dozen times. Behind the United States military spending power followed by China (705 million), Britain ($ 59.131 billion), France ($ 54.446 billion), Japan ($ 49.74 billion), Germany ($ 47.466 billion), Russia ($ 37.875 billion ), Saudi Arabia ($ 32.654 billion), Italy ($ 30.489 billion) and India ($ 29,184,000,000).
ratio from the ruble, in 2009 the Russian military spending has increased, but in that year the average ruble-dollar parity terms, translated into dollars after the Russian military spending in 2008 compared to $ 40.426 billion ratio has declined. Due to world economic crisis, the 2009 world military spending in most countries are showing a downward trend. U.S. dollar converted basis, with the level of military spending in 2008 compared to 2009, the world’s top ten military spending country in the six countries of the actual reduction in military expenditure year on year, respectively, Russia, the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy. 2009, Japan’s military spending in yen terms was reduced, but if measured in dollars, then it is positive growth, because the yen has appreciated against the dollar stable. Actual military spending last year increased the state as well as China, Saudi Arabia and India.
Russian arms trade center world that the current military build-up most of the world is still a priority direction of development, so the overall level of military spending last year, a slight decline in the phenomenon is only temporary exceptions, the world military spending but also the future will continue to grow. (Compiled: Shu-shan)