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Exports of small arms, light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition

Exports of small arms, light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition

Exports of small arms, light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition are defined as the sum of categories ML1, ML2 and ML3 of the Common Military List used in the EU report. In 2013, licensed exports of SALW and their ammunition amounted to €4 562 million, representing 12.4% of total arms export licences.
The pie chart shows the shares of SALW exported to the EU (17.2%, or €783 million) and to destinations outside the EU (82.8% or €3 782 million).

The chart shows the destinations by region of licensed SALW and ammunition exports. North America is the first recipient region with €1.8 billion worth of licences.

The graph presents the top 10 destination countries of SALW and their ammunition. Together these countries represent 75% of total SALW exports licences. Almost half of the licenced SALW are destined for the US (46.2%).

The bar chart shows the value of SALW export licences, including ammunition, for each Member State, both to the EU and outside.

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