This map layer represents the scope of granted export licenses in euro for recipient countries of German arms exports for 2017, classified in five categories.

Example of how to read the map:

In 2017, Saudi Arabia received German arms exports licenses worth € 364,760,823.


  • BMWI - German Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology

    Each year, the German government publishes its arms exports report on its exports policy regarding conventional arms and related materials. It lists the total value of individual export licences in the context of an export list. The export of all arms and related materiel must be licensed. This list is based on the EU Common List of Military Goods and of the Wassenaar Agreement. All arms export applications are decided individually and under careful consideration of the foreign, security, and human rights policy arguments of the German government. Germany bases these decisions on the common rules for the control of the export of military technology and military goods laid down in the Common Position of the European Union.


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