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European Commission. 2014 ‘EU Firearms Production, Exports and Imports (2011).’ Study to Support an Impact Assessment on Options for Combatting Illicit Firearms Trafficking in the European Union (Table 2.6), p. 39. Luxembourg: Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services. 1 July

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Table 2.6: EU Firearms production, exports and imports (2011)

Statistics: Short guns* - Long guns* - Total
Production of civilian firearms in EU27 (units) (world totals in brackets)(71): 806,645 (1,219,000) - 1,167,511 (5,074,395) - 1,974,156 (10,255,580)
Exports of civilian firearms in EU27 (units)(72): 566,345 - 634,596 - 1,200,941
Imports of civilian firearms in EU27 2011 (units)(73): 25,958 - 169,424 - 195,382
Exports of civilian and military firearms in EU-28 (Value in EUR)(74): -- - -- - €931,633,044

Note*: A long gun is a category of firearms and cannons with longer barrels than other classes. In small arms, a long gun is designed to be fired braced against the shoulder, in contrast to a handgun.

Sources cited:

71) Source: World Forum of Shooting Activities, March 2013, using information from proof houses composed of official figures from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK, estimates for other Member States.

72) Eurostat. Cited in COM(2013) 716 final. Brussels: 21 October.

73) Eurostat. A number of Member States did not report any exports of pistols and revolvers (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Romania) and military firearms (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Romania).

74) Peace Research Institute Oslo cited in COM (2013) 716 final. Brussels: 21 October.

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