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Increased military consumption in 2015

After several years of reduced military spending, expenditures spent on military purposes rose one percent – to 1676 billion – in 2015.

Tuesday 5. April 2016 presented Stockholm's International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) its annual figures for the world's military consumption. For the first time since 2011, an increase in global consumption was recorded. The United States is still the country with the highest military consumption, followed by China, Saudi Arabia and Russia. US spending of $ X billion equals that of the next eight countries on the list.

Reduced US consumption. Military spending in the United States has been declining in recent years, and this trend continued in 2015 as well. However, there are signs that the downward trend in consumption is about to stabilize.
"Military spending was cut in the United States to reduce the budget deficit and due to the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan and Iraq," said the head of SIPRI's military spending project. . .

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