Fact Sheet: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories in 2017

Unless otherwise specified, all information in this chart comes from Kristensen’s and Norris’s Status of World Nuclear Forces 2017

 

CHART: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories 2017

  Deployed Non-deployed Retired Total
United States[i] ~1,740a ~2,260 ~2,800 ~6,800
Russia[ii] ~1,950a ~2,350 ~2,700 ~7,000
France ~280 ~10 * ~290
United Kingdom ~120 ~95 * ~215
China 0 ~260 * ~260
Pakistan 0 ~120-130 * ~120-130
India 0 ~110-120 * ~110-120
Israel 0 ~80 * ~80
North Korea[iii] 0 <20 * <20
         
Total ~4,090 ~5,785b ~5,000 ~14,875b

 

[i] Kristensen and Norris, US Nuclear Forces, 2017

[ii] Kristensen and Norris, Russian Nuclear Forces, 2017

[iii] Just How Many Nuclear Weapons does North Korea Have? A Look at the Numbers, Wall Street Journal, April 2015.

a Higher than New START aggregate because it does not follow the New START bomber counting rule.

b Calculated using the lower-end estimate of ranges  

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