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Number of imported firearms into the U.S., by country 2019

In 2019, Brazil imported the most firearms into the United States. In that year, they imported 827,972 firearms into the U.S. Austria, Turkey, Italy, and Germany rounded out the top five firearm importers.

Gun market in the U.S.

In 2019, over 3.99 million firearms were imported into the United States, the majority of which were handguns, followed closely by shotguns. While the number of imported firearms is significant, it pales in comparison to the number of firearms manufactured in the United States. This figure hovered about three million in 1986, and remained relatively steady until 2007, when it began increasing swiftly. The number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. hit a peak in 2016, with about 11.5 million, and in 2018 stood at 9.05 million.

Gun Control Laws in the U.S.

Due to the recent increase of mass shootings in the United States, there has been an increased push in Congress to pass stricter gun control laws. The United States faces a high amount of mass shootings each year and Democrats are calling for more background checks and mental health checks. However, the two party system in the U.S. has caused a huge divide on this issue, resulting in a lack of legislation being passed.

Number of imported firearms into the U.S. in 2019, by country

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Sources

Release date

October 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* On May 26, 1994, the United States instituted a firearms imports embargo against China. Shotguns, however, are exempt from the embargo.
** Imports of fewer than 1,000 per country.
Number of imported firearms in total: 4,305,851

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