Data on Arms Transfers


Arms Trade Treaty Annual Reports

Under Article 13(3) of the ATT, States Parties are required to submit a report on an annual basis that includes information ‘concerning authorized or actual exports and imports of conventional arms covered under Article 2(1)’ that were made during the preceding calendar year (01 January to 31 December).


EU External Action online database on arms transfers

The online database provides information from EU Member States on the value, destination and type of arms exports licenses and actual exports based on the EU Common Military List.

Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers (NISAT)

NISAT is the world’s only on-line global database of small arms transfers, containing 1 389 355 records detailing transfers between some 250 states and territories over the period 1962-2015.


OSCE Information Exchange on Conventional Arms Transfers.


Established in 1997, OSCE participating states agreed to share their annual submissions to UNROCA with one another. In 2016, these exchanges became publicly available.




 It contains information on all transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the most recent full calendar year. It is a unique resource for researchers, policy-makers and analysts, the media and civil society interested in monitoring and measuring the international flow of major conventional arms.


Small Arms and Light Weapons Dashboard


The Small Arms, Light Weapons (SALW) Dashboard is an ArcGIS dashboard that synthesizes data on arms seizures, thefts, and usages across Latin America. The dashboard was made in collaboration with the Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research (CRIES) and FIU’s GIS Center.

Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer


The Barometer assesses the transparency of top and major exporter-states that are believed to have exported at least US$10 million worth of small arms and light weapons, including their parts, accessories, and ammunition, for at least one calendar year since 2011.

United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA)

 The UN General Assembly established the UN Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) in 1991 through resolution 46/36 L to promote transparency in armaments. Through the UNROCA instrument, Member States are requested, on an annual basis, to report their international transfers of seven categories major conventional arms, as well as small arms and light weapons. They may also provide additional background information, such as data on military holdings and procurement through national production.

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