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National reports: United Kingdom

FCO Report

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills publishes an annual report on arms exports. The report contains summary information on all goods licenced for export to each destination, as well as licences refused.

United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2020 (UK_20.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2019 (UK_19.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2018 (UK_18.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2017 (UK_17.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2016 (UK_16.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2015 (UK_15.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2014 (UK_14.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2013 (UK_13.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2012 (UK_12.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2011 (UK_11.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2010 (UK_10.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2009 (UK_09.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2008 (UK_08.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2007 (UK_07.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2006 (UK_06.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2005 (UK_05.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2004 (UK_04.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2003 (UK_03.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2002 (UK_02.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2001 (UK_01.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 2000 (UK_00.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 1999 (UK_99.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 1998 (UK_98.pdf)
United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report 1997 (UK_97.pdf)

The reports are also available here.

In July 2004, the UK began publishing quarterly report on its arms exports. These reports contain more detailed information on licences granted and denials. These reports are available here.

In June 2009, the UK launched a searchable database for accessing information on UK arms exports. The database allows users to generate personalized reports according to their own criteria. The database is available here.

DSO Report

The UK Defence & Security Organisation (DSO) publishes an annual report on the UK’s defence and security exports. The report provides basic data on the UK’s arms exports, including the total value of export orders, broken down by sector and destination region.

UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2018 – Statistics Annex (uk_dit-report_2018.pdf)
UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2017 – Statistics Annex (uk_dit-report_2017.pdf)
UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2016 – Statistics Annex (uk_dti-report_2016.pdf)
UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2015 – Statistics Annex (uk_dti-report_2015.pdf, DTI-statistics_2015.xlsx)
UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2014 – Statistics Annex (uk_dti-report_2014.pdf, DTI-statistics_2014.xlsx)
UK Defence & Security Export Statistics for 2013 – Statistics Annex (uk_dti-report_2013.pdf, DTI-statistics_2013.xlsx)

The reports are also available here.

DASA Report

The Defence Analytical Services Agency (DASA) includes a chapter on UK arms exports in its annual report on defence statistics. The DASA figures on the value of UK arms exports that are substantially higher than those produced by the FCO.

UK Defence Statistics 2013: Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2012: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2011: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2010: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2009: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2008: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2007: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2006: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2005: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2004: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2003: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statsitics 2002: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)
UK Defence Statistics 2001: Chapter 1, Finance (available here)

Earlier versions of the report are available here.