Nuclear Weapons by Country in 2017

How Many Nuclear Weapons does each Country have in 2017

Russia and the USA still account for nearly 93 per cent of all nuclear weapons in the world, and are reducing these numbers each year. However, although the total numbers have reduced, the number of nuclear weapons in the world has increased since 2014.

  • USA has reduced the total from 7,300 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2017, and decreased deployed warheads from 1,920 to 1,800
  • Russia has reduced the total from 8,000 in 2014 to 7,000 in 2017, but increased deployed warheads from 1,600 to 1,950
  • The rest of the world has, combined, increased the total from 1,000 in 2014 to 1,135 in 2017, but reduced deployed warheads from 450 to 400.

World nuclear forces, 2017

Country Deployed warheads* Other warheads Total 2017
USA 1,800 5,000 6,800
Russia 1,950 5,050 7,000
UK 120 95 215
France 280 20 300
China 270 270
India 120 – 130 120 – 130
Pakistan 130 – 140 130 – 140
Israel 80 80
North Korea 10 – 20 10 – 20
Total 4,150 10,785 14,935

* Deployed warheads refers to warheads placed on missiles or located on bases with operational forces.
** Other warheads refers to warheads that are held in reserve or that are retired and awaiting dismantlement.

All estimates are approximate and are as of January 2017. Total figures assume the highest estimate when a range is given and do not include figures for North Korea. Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2017.

Source: www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2017/global-nuclear-weapons-modernization-remains-priority

World nuclear forces, 2014

Country Deployed warheads* Other warheads Total 2014
USA 1,920 5,380 7,300
Russia 1,600  6,400 8,000
UK 160  65 225
France 290 10 300
China 250 250
India  90 – 110  90 – 110
Pakistan 100 – 120 100 – 120
Israel 80 80
North Korea 6 – 8 6 – 8
Total 3,970 12,350 16,300

Source: www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2014/nuclear-forces-reduced-while-modernizations-continue-says-sipri

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