This table was produced by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT). 
For other tables in this series, see
"Canadian Small Arms Exports to the Middle East/North Africa"
See also, COAT's list of key "Canadian Munitions Firms Exporting to Middle East/North Africa"
For a wider range of exports see COAT's
"Canadian Military Exports to the Middle East/North Africa."

Canadian
Small Arms
Exports
to Kuwait


See "Source Notes" below, regarding the incompleteness of this data.

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Year

Weapons Type

Value ($US) Weight (kg) Units
1983 Small Arms Ammunition 2,054
 

 
1984 Small Arms Ammunition 11,041
 

 
1988 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 1,029,786
 

 
1988 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 1,029,786
 

 
1993 Parts & Accessories 2,387
 

 
1993 Small Arms Ammunition 25,909
 

 
1994 Small Arms Ammunition 31,833
 

 
1994 Small Arms Ammunition 44,536
 

 
1996 Rifles/Shotguns - Sport 1,650
 
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1996 Small Arms Ammunition 117,283
 

 
1997 Parts & Accessories 8,825
 

 
1997 Small Arms Ammunition 17,400
 

 
1999 Parts & Accessories 14,560
 

 
2000 Small Arms Ammunition 18,431
 

 
2001 Small Arms Ammunition 23,817
 

 
2002 Small Arms Ammunition 25,006 2,086
 
2004 Parts & Accessories* 5,106 11
 
2004 Parts & Accessories* 5,984 13
 
2005 Small Arms Ammunition 1,122 66
 
2006 Rifles/Shotguns - Sport 241
 
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2006 Small Arms Ammunition 21,130 1,234
 
2006 Small Arms Ammunition 14,580 128
 
2007 Parts & Accessories 1,086 6
 
2007 Parts & Accessories 3,171 29
 
2007 Parts & Accessories 38,782 75
 
2007 Pistols & Revolvers 180
 
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2007 Small Arms Ammunition 63,456 2,554
 
2007 Small Arms Ammunition 92,672 895
 
2008 Parts & Accessories 4,324 37
 
2008 Small Arms Ammunition 17,882 616
 
2008 Small Arms Ammunition 21,999 243
 
2009 Parts & Accessories 15,250
 

 
2009 Parts & Accessories 85,723 367
 
2009 Small Arms Ammunition 270,517 7,884
 

Notes:
Definitions: "In general...small arms and light weapons means anything that can be carried up a hill by two adults, or transported on the back of a jeep, and specifically includes the following categories of weapons:
small arms revolvers and self-loading pistols, rifles and carbines, assault rifles, sub-machine guns, and light machine guns; and
light weapons heavy machine guns, hand-held under barrel and mounted grenade launchers, portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, recoilless rifles, portable launchers of anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems, and mortars of less than 100mm calibre."
Haug, M et al.: "Shining a Light on Small Arms Exports: The Record of State Transparency", Small Arms Survey (2002)

* = These products were re-exported to an unknown, "third" country

Source:
Information in the above table originates from customs data compiled by the UN Statistics Division (Comtrade database).
This data was accessed by COAT using the NISAT database which is produced by the
Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers.  For more information on NISAT database, refer to these two sources:
(1) NISAT database public user manual
(2)
Haug, M et al.: "Shining a Light on Small Arms Exports: The Record of State Transparency", Small Arms Survey (2002)

Source Notes:
"Many transfers (possibly a majority) of small arms never pass through customs, especially government-to-government transfers that are transported through military or other channels."
Haug, M et al.: "Shining a Light on Small Arms Exports: The Record of State Transparency", Small Arms Survey (2002)

"Even though the majority of the information [in the NISAT database] comes from official government sources, in many cases it is incomplete and only offers a partial snapshot of the global trade in small arms and light weapons."
NISAT database public user manual