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Pavesi, Irene and Christelle Rigual. 2013 ‘Annexes 8.1: Major Exporters.’ Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers; Chapter 8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 2 July
Annexe 8.1: Annual authorized small arms and light weapons exports for major exporters (annual sales of at least USD 10 million), 2010
Country: USD value, unless stated otherwise (rounded to the nearest million)
Argentina: At least 16 million*
Australia: At least 12 million*
Austria: At least 167 million* - EUR 132 million (USD 180 million)- - EUR 132 million (USD 180 million)***
Belgium: At least 128 million*
Brazil: At least 326 million*
Canada: At least 84 million*
China: At least 89 million*
Croatia: At least 52 million* - EUR 29 million (USD 39 million)***
Cyprus: At least 13 million**
Czech Republic: At least 91 million* - EUR 12 million (USD 16 million)-
Denmark: 10 million*
Finland: At least 58 million* - EUR 1 million (USD 1.3 million)- - EUR 1 million (USD 1.3 million)***
France: At least 40 million*
Germany: At least 495 million*
Hungary: At least 13 million* - EUR 0.1 million (USD 0.1 million)-
India: At least 14 million*
Iran: Iran was previously a major exporter, but little is reported about its exports. As of 31 December 2012 Iran had not reported its 2010 data, nor had it produced a national arms export report on 2010 data.
Israel: At least 183 million*
Italy: At least 473 million*
Japan: At least 84 million*
Mexico: At least 32 million*
North Korea: North Korea is a medium exporter, but little is reported about its exports.
Norway: At least 42 million*
Philippines: At least 22 million*
Portugal: At least 34 million*
Romania: At least 10 million* - EUR 9 million (USD 12 million)- - EUR 9 million (USD 12 million)***
Russian Federation: At least 157 million*
Serbia: At least 31 million*
Singapore: At least 31 million*
South Korea: At least 138 million*
Spain: At least 117 million* - EUR 10 million (USD 13.6 million)- - EUR 10 million (USD 13.6 million)***
Sweden: At least 132 million* - SEK 13 million (USD 1.8 million)***
Switzerland: At least 215 million* - At least CHF 24 million (USD 22.8 million)***
Taiwan: At least 51 million*
Turkey: At least 98 million*
United Kingdom: At least 79 million*
United States: 821 million*
* NISAT (2012); UN Comtrade (n.d.); ITC (2012). Customs codes: 930100 (military weapons), 930120 (rocket and grenade launchers, etc.), 930190 (military firearms), 930200 (revolvers and pistols), 930320 (sporting and hunting shotguns), 930330 (sporting and hunting rifles), 930510 (parts and accessories of revolvers and pistols), 930521 (shotgun barrels), 930529 (parts and accessories of shotguns and rifles), 930621 (shotgun cartridges), 930630 (small arms ammunition).
** For UN Comtrade data: excluding transfers contributing less than 1 per cent of the total annual value.
*** National arms export reports: Austria (2010); Croatia (2011); Finland (2011); Romania (2011); Spain (2011); Sweden (2011); Switzerland (2011a; 2011b).
- Thirteenth Annual EU Report (CoEU, 2011).