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Pézard, Stéphanie and Nicolas Florquin. 2007 ‘Volume of Traffic and Arms Seizures.’ Small Arms in Burundi: Disarming the Civilian Population in Peacetime, pp. 20-21. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva / Ligue Iteka. 1 August

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The Volume of Traffic and Arms Seizures

As can be expected in a post-conflict period, the available information shows a decline in the arms trade in the country. All sources agree that the price of arms has fallen sharply in recent years, the price of an AK-47 assault rifle having fallen, on average, from nearly USD 250 during the war to less than USD 100 now.

This price reflects the imbalance, which is normal in post-conflict periods, between the large number of arms available (the offer) and the small number of buyers (the demand), due to the stabilization of the situation.

The market is therefore much quieter today: people who have arms are keeping them, but few wish to buy.

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