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Number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. 1986-2018

In 2018, around 9.05 million firearms were manufactured in the United States. While this number has increased significantly from 1986, it notably decreased from 2016.

Firearm business in the U.S.


The number of firearms the United States imports greatly exceeds the number of firearms the United States exports. The United States exports the most firearms to Saudi Arabia, as a result of the 2017 United States- Saudi Arabia arms deal, where Saudi Arabia agreed to purchase arms immediately from the U.S. totaling about 110 billion U.S. dollars, and purchasing a further 350 billion U.S. dollars worth of arms over the following ten years.

Firearm ownership in the states


The United States is the leading country in gun ownership. Wyoming was home to the highest rate of firearm ownership in the country, despite its low population. This can be attributed to Wyoming’s relaxed gun control laws, which allows residents over the age of 21 to possess a gun without a state permit, and they may carry a weapon openly or concealed without a license. Furthermore, even though Mississippi had one of the lowest rates of firearm ownership, it had the highest mortality rate due to firearms. Mississippi also has relaxed gun laws, which allows people to carry a concealed firearm without a license or permit.

Number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. from 1986 to 2018

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1986 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The AFMER report excludes production for the U.S. military but includes firearms purchased by domestic law enforcement agencies. The report also includes firearms manufactured for export.

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