German Arms Exports Surging to New Record

Arms exports from Germany increased by 30 percent in the first half of 2024 compared to the same period last year, data published by the Economics Ministry on Sunday showed.

  • Between January 1 and June 18, Germany exported over $8 billion worth of arms.
  • This is 60 percent of 2023’s total ($13 billion).

Ukraine: Germany’s weapons exports hit an all-time high last year, mostly because of its support for Ukraine, to which it sent nearly two thirds of the exports.

Germany has committed about $11 billion in military aid to Kyiv since the start of the war, making it the second-largest arms supplier to Ukraine after the United States.

Saudi Arabia: The other four of the top five German arms recipients were Singapore, India, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Germany stopped selling arms to Saudi Arabia in 2018 due to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But it resumed sales after the Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas terrorist attack on Israel.

German militarism: Germany’s military industry is booming. Rheinmetall, the same manufacturer that armed Germany in two world wars, is leading the way. This revived militarism will be one of the main factors contributing to the next and final world war.

To learn more, read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s article “Rising From the Underground.”