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Holtom, Paul and Christelle Rigual. 2015 ‘Trends in Small Arms Imports per Top Importer and for All Importers, as Reported to UN Comtrade, 2001-2012.’ Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World; Chapter 4 (Table 4.4), p. 91. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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Table 4.4: Trends in Small Arms Imports per Top Importer and for All Importers, as Reported to UN Comtrade, 2001-12 (*)

Importer: Total value imported, 2001-12 (USD million) - 2001 value (USD million) - 2012 value (USD million) - Absolute change, 2001-12 (USD million) - (% change 2001-12)

United States: 13,884 - 662 - 1,907 - 1,245 - (188%)
Canada: 1,788 - 69 - 296 - 228 - (332%)
Germany: 1,771 - 97 - 188 - 92 - (95%)
France: 1,496 - 64 - 143 - 79 - (125%)
United Kingdom: 1,494 - 71 - 121 - 50 - (70%)
Australia: 1,341 - 62 - 163 - 101 - (162%)
Saudi Arabia: 1,290 - 244 - 54 - -190 - (-78%)
Cyprus: 928 - 200 - 10 - -190 - (-95%)
South Korea: 894 - 130 - 51 - -79 - (-61%)
Spain: 872 - 36 - 44 - 8 - (21%)
Italy: 831 - 84 - 57 - -26 - (-31%)
Thailand: 683 - 18 - 116 - 98 - (558%)
Japan: 679 - 38 - 27 - -11 - (-30%)
Egypt: 373 - 7 - 25 - 18 - (267%)
Indonesia: 351 - 1 - 111 - 110 - (8,602%)
Pakistan: 336 - 1 - 21 - 20 - (3,789%)

All importers: 45,552 - 2,624 - 5,087 - 2,463 - (94%)

Note:
(*) All values are expressed in constant 2012 US dollars; all figures have been rounded to the nearest million. Each importer in this table has been ranked as a top importer (importing USD 100 million or more annually) for at least one year between 2001 and 2012. Values in bold are the five largest totals and five greatest changes in each column.

Sources: NISAT, 2014; UN Comtrade, 2014

[Small arms = revolvers and self-loading pistols, rifles and carbines, sub-machine guns, assault rifles, and light machine guns]

Sources Cited:
NISAT (Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers). n.d. 'NISAT Database of Small Arms Transfers: Researcher's Database.'
Oslo: NISAT, Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Accessed November 2014.
http://nisat.prio.org/Trade-Database/Researchers-Database/

UN Comtrade (United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database). n.d. 'United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database.'
Accessed November 2014.
http://comtrade.un.org/db/

ID: Q11072

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