This section presents the 2016 edition of the Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer. The Barometer assesses the transparency of top and major exporters—states that are believed to have exported at least USD 10 million worth of small arms and light weapons, including their parts, accessories, and ammunition, for at least one calendar year since 2001.
The assessment is based on information gathered from the following sources:
national arms export reports;⁵
the UN Register of Conventional Arms (UN Register);
and UN Comtrade (NISAT, n.d.).
The Barometer measures the provision of arms export information, but it does not verify the provision...