Information and Facts
Check the Reports of the German Government about export policies for conventional arms, published since 1999, to access information on the scale, type of weapons and countries of German weapons exports.
The reports reveal which country legally received German weapons, parts thereof or munitions. It is not disclosed, however, which model by which producer and at which point of time has been exported.
Since 1997 the Common Conference Church and Development (GKKE), which unites the two major churches, has published an annual report on arms export. This report sheds light on the German arms trade with the necessary critical distance.
In its SIPRI Yearbook, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has been publishing information on the leading providers of conventional major weapons systems for decades. However, the report does not publish any details on small weapons.
The Weapons Information Office (RIB; RüstungsinformationsBüro) provides an overview of all the weapons export reports of the German government, the GKKE and SIPRI-reports. The page enables you to download reports of previous years.
The Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) has published basic data about armament, military and security in its country reports about important recipient countries of German exports. Very interesting are the interactive maps offered by BICC and the BICC database. This database evaluates the correspondence of 170 countries altogether to eight criteria, which are based on those spelled out in the EU Common Position for Arms Exports.