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Moreau, Virginie, Cédric Poitevin and Jihan Seniora. 2010 ‘Africa and Arms Transfers - Stockpiles.’ Arms Transfer Controls: The Example of French-Speaking States in Sub-Saharan Africa, p. 6. Brussels: Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP). 1 May
Africa and Arms Transfers - Stockpiles
Despite there being practically no data on production and exports from these states, it should be underlined that many of them have accumulated large, indeed disproportionate arms stockpiles since their independence (mainly SALW and ammunition).
From a strictly economic point of view, it is more profitable for these countries to exchange surplus stocks rather than destroy them.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]