GREENVILLE, SC and HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting conducted an analysis of U.S. firearms and ammunition trade data with NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico.
The analysis covers the past 10 full years of trade (2008–2017) and is based on U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) files.
IMPORTS: After Turkey, Canada was the second-largest import source of long-guns into the U.S. in 2017, with 234,831 units. Russia, Italy, and Mexico were the top-3 munitions (i.e., cartridges and parts thereof) import sources for the U.S., with Canada in tenth place that year. Total 2008–2017 long-gun imports from Canada amounted to about 2.5 million units and munitions import to about 440 million units. For the same time-period, munitions imports from Mexico ran to over 2.7 billion units.
EXPORTS: Regarding exports, Canada was the U.S.’s largest long-gun and handgun export destination in 2017 (180,429 and 54,151 units, respectively), with Mexico not featuring among the top-10 that year.
As for munitions exports, Canada was the third-largest recipient destination and Mexico the ninth-largest, with 59,675,049 and 35,405,275 units, respectively.
For the 2008–2017 time span as a whole, the U.S. exported about 1.7 million long-guns, 315,000 handguns, and 642 million munition units to Canada, and 137,000 long-guns, 33,200 handguns, and 188 million munition units to Mexico.
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