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Gun Exports by Country 2024

Weapons are big business around the world. However, some countries are far more significant when it comes to producing and exporting guns than others.

Between 2019 and 2022, the United States exported the most weapons by a wide margin, sending more than $45.8 billion worth of weapons to other countries around the globe. This has climbed steadily since 2020, from $9.4 billion that year to $14.5 billion in 2022. Russia sits in a distant second place, with just about a third of the U.S. exports between 2019 and 2022 ($15.2 billion.) The country's arms exports have fallen by half since 2019, from $5.6 billion annually to $2.8 billion in 2022. France isn't far behind for the 2019-2022 period, exporting nearly $12.9 billion in guns.

Country
Total Exports 2019-2022
United States$45,824
Russia$15,208
France$12,864
China$5,767
Italy$4,730
Germany$4,640
United Kingdom$3,694
Spain$2,823
South Korea$2,207
Israel$2,102

There's another significant drop to the fourth- and fifth-place gun-exporting nations, China and Italy, at $5.7 and $4.7 billion over the three-year period, respectively. Europe and Asia are the most represented on the top ten list. Italy has grown its sector the most among the top gun exporters between 2019 and 2022, from just $384 million to more than $1.8 billion. Spain also more than tripled, from $308 million to $950 million. Along with Russia, exports fell in the United Kingdom from $910 million in 2019 to $656 million in 2022.

Many nations export almost no guns. Mexico, Malaysia, and Panama all racked up just $1 million in exports each between 2019 and 2022, while Luxembourg had less than $100,000. Greece ($7 million), Taiwan ($7 million), Estonia ($6 million), Nigeria ($5 million), Croatia ($4 million), and Thailand ($4 million) round out the list of countries under $10 million in gun exports. The world's lowest exports are scattered regionally, including Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.

It goes without saying that some international gun trade happens outside traditional legal channels. An estimated $40 million in arms changed hands in 2022 without a clear country of origin, nearly half of the $82 million total from the 2019-2022 period.

Notes:
- Gun Exports are a subset of total Arms Exports, which can include other armaments as well.
- In addition to the totals shown, exports by unknown supplies totaled another $40 million in 2022 and $82 million from 2019-2022.

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Country
Total Exports 2019-2022 (millions $)
Gun Exports 2022 (millions $)
Gun Exports 2021 (millions $)
Gun Exports 2020 (millions $)
Gun Exports 2019 (millions $)
United States$45,824$14,515$10,994$9,426$10,888
Russia$15,208$2,820$2,857$3,904$5,627
France$12,864$3,021$3,853$2,378$3,612
China$5,767$2,017$1,462$704$1,585
Italy$4,730$1,825$1,673$848$384
Germany$4,640$1,510$938$1,172$1,020
United Kingdom$3,694$1,504$656$625$910
Spain$2,823$950$594$971$308
South Korea$2,207$209$544$772$682
Israel$2,102$831$543$381$348
Netherlands$1,405$295$347$462$301
Turkey$1,334$398$438$251$248
Sweden$896$68$332$282$215
Australia$738$33$188$413$104
Switzerland$682$175$118$174$215
Canada$620$171$118$110$221
Ukraine$477$50$147$116$165
Poland$466$452$3$0$10
United Arab Emirates$388$12$57$191$128
Belarus$373$57$98$59$159
South Africa$357$48$89$111$109
Norway$310$88$119$72$31
Belgium$297$121$92$27$57
Jordan$297$51$80$66$100
Brazil$262$6$84$162$10
India$213$11$33$151$18
Czech Republic$184$116$5$31$32
Iran$123$123$0--
Singapore$96-$72$24-
Denmark$93$67$24-$2
Egypt$84$41$41-$3
Finland$82$29$15$12$25
Slovakia$76$71-$3$2
Serbia$63-$3$34$26
Portugal$62$2$11$46$3
Ireland$59$46$13--
Pakistan$53-$53-$1
Austria$49$14$23$9$3
Slovenia$38$38---
Bulgaria$37$18$7$3$10
Lithuania$31$29$2--
North Macedonia$31$31---
Indonesia$26-$17-$9
Qatar$24-$13-$11
Morocco$21$21---
New Zealand$20$20---
Colombia$14--$4$10
Japan$13$13---
Latvia$10$10---
Taiwan$7-$3$2$2
Greece$7$7---
Estonia$6$6---
Nigeria$5$3$2--
Thailand$4-$3-$1
Croatia$4$4---
Mexico$1---$1
Malaysia$1---$1
Panama$1---$1
Luxembourg$0$0---
World$110,299$31,947$26,764$23,996$27,598
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Which country exports the most guns?

The United States is the number one exporter of firearms.

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