Rus News Journal

Expenses on arms have come nearer to expenses of times " cold war "

Expenses on arms in the world last year have come nearer to expenses of times " cold war " and races of arms. About it it is SPK in the annual report which has been let out on Tuesday by the International institute of the world " SIPRI " in Stockholm.

According to published on a site of institute to endurances from the report, in 2004 expenses on arms in the world have made about $1 trillion, thus that record 4 " cold war " an indicator of 1987 - $1,2 trillion.

the Greatest share in world expenses on arms, according to institute, belongs to the USA and makes 47 %. Growth of expenses on arms in the USA, first of all, has been connected with military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After the USA, according to institute, there is France, China, Japan and Great Britain - on 4,5 %.