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UN Register of Conventional Arms. 2018 ‘National Reports on Small Arms Exports and Imports - Czech Republic.’ UNROCA - The Global Reported Arms Trade. New York, NY: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. 1 January

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Since its inception in 1991, the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) has received reports from more than 170 States. The vast majority of official transfers are captured in UNROCA.

Transparency in armaments builds confidence between countries, and can help determine whether excessive or destabilizing accumulations of arms take place. Being open about armaments may encourage restraint in the transfer or production of arms, and can contribute to preventive diplomacy.

2017: 65,441
2016: 46,194
2015: 49,766
2014: 123,545
2013: 116,585
2012: 44,751
2011: 43,859
2010: 5,653
2009: 12,977
2008: 10,830
2007: 32,577
2006: 1,987

2017: 3,352
2016: 3,878
2015: 12,924
2014: 12,000
2013: 23,156
2012: 15,088
2011: 56,088
2010: 1,138
2009: 6,529
2008: 4,168
2007: 5,312
2006: 5,777

UNROCA web site:

[Editor's Note: calculates the total of all small arms1 categories for a given year. Light weapons,2 as defined by UNROCA, are not included in totals. To view a detailed breakdown of small arms trade data by weapon type, or to view trade data pertaining to light weapons, please follow the link above.

Export and import data can be found by selecting the relevant country, 'Small arms & light weapons,' and scrolling down to the relevant section (select 'by years' to view data).

National reports are submitted to the Register on an annual basis by participating countries. Note that discrepancies are common between reporting states. If data reported by the country in question is discrepant with data reported by trade partners, data from the reporting country will be counted. However, if the reporting country does not disclose totals for a given small arms category, whereas its trade partners do, will count such data].

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