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Small Arms Survey. 2001 ‘Weapon Transfers.’ Small Arms Survey 2001: Profiling the Problem; Table 4.5, pp. 154-5. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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Philippines imported 82,269 pistols and revolvers from the US between 1990-99 (5th largest market behind Belgium, Thailand, Canada and Germany).

Thailand imported 30,918 military rifles (8th), 4,763 machine guns (2nd), and 164,718 pistols and revolvers (2nd) from the US between 1990-99.

The Philippines, which receives substantial legal small arms from the United States, as well as from the UK, Canada, and South Africa, should be another source of concern. As a country saturated with weapons and prone to insurgencies within its own borders, the Philippines poses a threat to the region.

Thailand is another major small arms recipient, especially from the US, Canada, and Germany, with the dubious 'tradition' of having had a number of its nationals implicated in less-than-licit arms transfers. Thailand is a major source of illicit small arms transfers to non-state actors in the South Asia region.

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