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National Reports on Arms Exports

Publisher: SIPRI
March, 2011

Since the early 1990s an increasing number of governments have chosen to publish national reports on their arms exports. These reports vary enormously in both the amount of information they contain and the level of detail they provide. This Fact Sheet compares the level of detail provided in national reports on arms exports produced worldwide.

About the authors

Henning Weber (Germany) is a Research Assistant


Trends in reporting

Arms export licences issued

Actual arms export

Arms export licence denials

Arms brokering

The timeliness of arms export reports



Dr Mark Bromley is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme.