Trade Update 2019: Transfers, Transparency, and South-east Asia Spotlight

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 9 December, 2020

Authorized small arms imports to South-east Asia were worth at least USD 443 million in 2016, a 48 per cent increase from 2015, as revealed by the Small Arms Survey’s Trade Update 2019: Transfers, Transparency, and South-east Asia SpotlightThis increase, combined with the diversification in their small arms trading partners, highlights the region’s growing significance for international small arms flows.

Trade Update 2018: Sub-Saharan Africa in Focus

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

The 2018 edition of the Small Arms Survey’s Trade Update—analyzing the small arms authorized trade in 2015—finds that the global authorized small arms trade was worth at least USD 5.7 billion in 2015, with small arms ammunition exports valued at USD 2.3 billion. The total value represents a seven per cent decrease between 2014 and 2015, mostly due to a USD 198 million decline in exports by top exporting countries the United States, Brazil, and Italy.