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Weapons shipped to Saudi Arabia


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Manitoba arms exports

Last year, the province exported $3.1 million in "arms and ammunition," the product code Industry Canada uses to lump everything from swords to missiles together. In 2004, Manitoba exported just $1.6 million worth. Here's where the weapons went last year and a general description of what they were.

Saudi Arabia -- $1,257,691 for sporting, hunting or target shooting rifles.

Botswana -- $861,988 for munitions of war, ammunitions and projectiles and parts.

U.K. -- $408,717 for firearm parts and accessories.

Belgium -- $318,791 for artillery weapons like guns, howitzers and mortars as well as parts and accessories.

U.S. -- $306,807 for sporting or hunting rifles, cartridges, rifle and/or shotgun parts and/or accessories as well as swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances or similar arms.

Sweden -- $11,825 for swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances or similar arms.

Norway -- $9,000 for sporting hunting or target rifles.

Spain -- $5,411 for swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances or similar arms.

Australia -- $5,308 for parts and accessories of military weapons.

Oman -- $271 for firearm parts and accessories.


-- Source: Industry Canada Trade Data Online and Statistics Canada's International Trade Division


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