Just launched - Transparency of Arms Exports in South East Europe: Regional Report on Arms Exports for 2018

The Regional Arms Exports Report, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, is a result of over a decade of regional cooperation and commitment to transparency by Western Balkans governments willing to commonly share their arms exports data. In the world today, the other similar joint publication is published by the European Union.

The 2018 edition of the report marks some similar trends on arms exports to previous years but also flags some new data. Compared to the 2017 report, the numbers of issued licenses decreased, while the percentage of the realized exports based on the issued licenses increased. Serbia remains the top arms exporter in the region, amounting to 75.57% of the total regional exports. For 2018, 62.44% of the total arms exports in the region related to the ML3 category– as per the EU Common Military List. 

The Regional Arms Exports Report is a knowledge product developed by SEESAC in partnership with governments in South East Europe and financed by the European Union within the framework of EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/2111 in Support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South-East Europe reducing the threat of illicit small arms and light weapons and their ammunition.

Read the Regional Report on Arms Exports for 2018 here.

Read previous reports here