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
Saudi Arabia


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

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Year

Weapons Type

Value ($US) Weight (kg) Units
1987 Small Arms Ammunition 630
 

 
1990 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 11,142
 

 
1990 Small Arms Ammunition 563
 

 
1991 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 336,987
 

 
1991 Small Arms Ammunition 109,652
 

 
1992 Military Weapons 2,640,475
 
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1992 Parts & Accessories 18,127
 

 
1992 Parts & Accessories 226,150
 

 
1992 Small Arms Ammunition 20,327 1,625
 
1992 Small Arms Ammunition 85,738
 

 
1993 Parts & Accessories 60,678
 

 
1994 Military Weapons 5,080 156
 
1995 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 39,286
 

 
1996 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 4,888
 

 
1996 Parts & Accessories 1,364 20
 
1996 Small Arms Ammunition 3,946 78
 
1996 Small Arms Ammunition 38,141
 

 
1998 Military Weapons 35,807 1,437
 
1998 Parts & Accessories 1,571,588 578
 
2000 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles 27,247 117
 
2000 Military Weapons 170,117
 
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2000 Parts & Accessories 73,723
 

 
2000 Parts & Accessories 4,187,513 2,875
 
2001 Parts & Accessories 14,656
 

 
2001 Parts & Accessories 3,318 34
 
2001 Small Arms Ammunition 76,782
 

 
2002 Military Weapons 146,297 1,000
 
2002 Parts & Accessories 6,737 12
 
2002 Small Arms Ammunition 271,609 22,663
 
2003 Small Arms Ammunition 4,833 297
 
2004 Parts & Accessories 75,122 548
 
2004 Parts & Accessories 294,432 639
 
2004 Small Arms Ammunition 60,313 3,523
 
2004 Small Arms Ammunition 6,666,641 50,642
 
2005 Parts & Accessories* 176,891 384
 
2005 Parts & Accessories 176,891 384
 
2005 Small Arms Ammunition* 2,499 146
 
2005 Small Arms Ammunition 150,538 877
 
2005 Small Arms Ammunition* 72,420 4,230
 
2006 Ammunition, Explosives & Missiles* 5,490,572 92,310
 
2006 Parts & Accessories 6,248 10
 
2006 Parts & Accessories 6,297 32
 
2006 Parts & Accessories* 2,814 6
 
2006 Parts & Accessories* 19,255 42
 
2006 Small Arms Ammunition 287,584 2,700
 
2006 Small Arms Ammunition 298,280 17,424
 
2007 Light Weapons 2,110,276
 

 
2007 Parts & Accessories* 1,205 9
 
2007 Parts & Accessories* 1,205 9
 
2007 Small Arms Ammunition 181,653 7,311
 
2007 Small Arms Ammunition 185,518 1,700
 
2008 Parts & Accessories* 1,559 8
 
2008 Parts & Accessories* 30,265 261
 
2008 Parts & Accessories* 208 1
 
2008 Parts & Accessories* 57,698 120
 
2008 Rifles/Shotguns - Sport* 1,185,713
 
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2008 Small Arms Ammunition* 41,752 1,437
 
2009 Light Weapons* 273,291
 
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2009 Light Weapons* 273,291
 
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2009 Parts & Accessories* 179,642 301
 
2009 Parts & Accessories* 175,066 293
 
2009 Parts & Accessories* 23,477
 

 

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