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Berman, Eric. 2011 ‘Small Arms Transfers: Exporting States.’ Weapons and Markets; Research Note No. 11, pp. 1-2. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 25 October
Small Arms Transfers: Exporting States
Analysis through 2008 indicates that the country with the largest recorded exports is the United States (which transferred at least USD 700 million in small arms in 2008), followed by Italy and Germany (which both exported more than USD 300 million in small arms annually over the five-year period 2004–08).
Other countries reporting that they habitually export more than USD 100 million in small arms annually are Austria, Belgium, and Brazil.
The Survey believes that China and the Russian Federation also routinely export more than USD 100 million in small arms, although their own reporting is very limited.
An analysis of Customs data suggests that eight other countries - Canada, Israel, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom - have exported USD 100 million or more in small arms in a year, but not routinely.
Small Arms Survey, 2010, p. 8; 2011, p. 10