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Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

As a result of increasing instances of violence across the world, several countries have adopted initiatives to modernize their police force. Moreover, measures undertaken by various countries to counter illegal mining, deforestation and drug trafficking has also impacted the growth of the market positively. Considering these factors and also due to the rise in crime rates across most countries, the impact of this driver is currently high and is expected to remain high throughout the forecast period.

In addition, rising number of illegal activities in urban areas has led to the adoption of small weapons by various law enforcement and homeland security personnel. Small arms are best suited for counter attacks in such situations. Moreover, increasing instances of terrorist activities and conflicts have led to encounters and close quarter combat scenarios. In such situations, small arms are the most suitable weapon of choice. The impact of this driver is presently high and is expected to remain high throughout the forecast period

Drug trafficking is a major issue, which in turn gives rise to numerous anti-social activities. The U.S. is one of the biggest victims of this problem as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines are illegally imported from neighboring nations quite easily. Underground organizations of Colombia and Mexico produce bulk amounts of the drugs that reach the U.S. markets. Weak penal and judicial institutions of these countries indicate that their struggle against drug trafficking will continue for years to come. Consequently, the impact of this driver (drug trafficking) on the adoption of SALW is expected to remain high throughout the forecast period

By type, the market is segmented into two different classes of weapons; small arms and light weapons. Small arms refer to weapons designed solely for individual use. Small arms include pistols, rifles, handguns, shotguns, man-portable machine guns and others, whereas light weapons include arms designed to be used by a crew of two or three persons. It comprises landmines, mortars, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), anti tank weapons, anti aircraft weapons and others. Small arms and light weapons (SALW) are widely used in military defense, homeland security, and civil utilities among others.

In terms of application, market is segmented into military, law enforcement and others which include civilian, trainers and hunters among others. The military segment was the largest segment of the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market in 2014 in terms of revenue and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

Recent trends have shown that 3D printed guns and corner shot rifles are emerging trends of the small arms and light weapons market. The market has also experienced technological advancements such as the corner shot, which is a highly technological system that can be attached to most of the handguns such as the Sig Sauer, Glock, and Beretta and are extensively used by the Special Forces 

On the basis of geography, market has been segmented into four categories North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Europe occupied the largest share in the market in 2014 accounting for more than 30%, whereas North America was the second largest market in 2014.

Some of the major players in the market are Heckler & Koch GmbH (Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany), General Dynamics Corporation (Virginia, U.S.), FN Herstal S.A. (Herstal, Belgium), Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (Connecticut, U.S.), SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. (Eckernförde, Germany), Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC (Connecticut, U.S.), Carl Walther GmbH (Ulm, Germany), Lockheed Martin Corporation(Maryland, U.S.), Glock Ges. m.b.H. (Deutsch Wagram, Austria), Browning Arms Company (Utah, U.S.) and Beretta S.p.A. (Gardone Val Trompia, Italy) among others.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Research scope
1.3 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Key Trend Analysis
3.3 Market Dynamics
     3.3.1 Market Drivers
            3.3.1.1 Modernization of Police Force
            3.3.1.2 Increase in Urban Warfare
            3.3.1.3 Measures to Restrict Drug Trafficking
     3.3.2 Market Restraints
            3.3.2.1 Defense Budget Cost
            3.3.2.2 Impact of Firearm Legislations
     3.3.3 Market Opportunities
            3.3.3.1 Research and Development Activities
3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.5 Patent Analysis
3.6 Competitive Strategy Adopted by Major Players
3.7 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market: Market Attractiveness Analysis

Chapter 4 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue, by Type, 2015 – 2023 (USD Billion)
4.1 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market: By Type, Market Overview
4.2 Small Arms 
     4.2.1 Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD Billion)
            4.2.1.1 Pistol
            4.2.1.2 Rifle
            4.2.1.3 Revolver
            4.2.1.4 Shotgun
            4.2.1.5 Man- Portable MAchine Gun
            4.2.1.6 Others
4.3 Light Weapons
     4.3.1 Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD Billion)
            4.3.1.1 Landmines
            4.3.1.2 Mortars
            4.3.1.3 Grenades Launchers
            4.3.1.4 Rocket Launchers
            4.3.1.5 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
            4.3.1.6 Anti Tank Weapons
            4.3.1.7 Anti Aircrafts
            4.3.1.8 Others

Chapter 5 Global Small arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue, by Application, 2015 – 2023 (USD Billion)
5.1 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market: ByApplication, Market Overview 
5.2 Military
     5.2.1 Military Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
5.3 Law-Enforcement
     5.3.1 Law – Enforcement Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
5.4 Others
     5.4.1 Others Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)

Chapter 6 Global Small Arms and Light Wepons Market Revenue, by Geography, 2015 – 2023 (USD Billion)
6.1 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market: By Geography, Market Overview 
     6.1.1 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue Share, by Geography, 2014 and 2023 (%)
6.2 North America
     6.2.1 North America Snall Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.2.2 North America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.2.3 North America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.2.4 U.S.Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
     6.2.5 Canada.Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
     6.2.6 Mexico small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
6.3 Europe
     6.3.1 Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion) 
     6.3.2 EuropeSmall Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.3.3 Europe Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.3.4 U.K. Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.3.5 France. Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
     6.3.6 Germany Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
     6.3.7 Russia Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion 
     6.3.8 Rest of Europe Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion) 
6.4 Asia Pacific
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.3 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.4 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.5 China Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2021 (USD billion)
     6.4.6 India Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.7 south Korea Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.8 Japan Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.4.9 Rest of Asia Pacific Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
6.5 RoW
     6.5.1 RoW Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.5.2 RoW Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.5.3 RoW Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.5.4 MEA Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
     6.5.5 South America Small Arms and Ligh Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Heckler & Koch GmBH
7.2 General Dynamics Corporation
7.3 FN Herstal, S.A.
7.4 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
7.5 SIG Sauer & Co.
7.6 Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC.
7.7 Carl Walther GmbH
7.8 Lockheed Martin Corporation
7.9 Glock Ges m.b.H.
7.10 Browning Arms Company
7.11 Beretta S.p.A
7.12 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
7.13 Kalashnikov Concern

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Market Segmentation: Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market
FIG. 2 SALW Patent Filings – By Country Wise Patent Offices
FIG. 3 SALW Related Patent Filings 
FIG. 4 SALW Related Patent Publications
FIG. 5 Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2014
FIG. 6 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue Share (%), by Type, 2014 vs 2023
FIG. 7 Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 8 Pistol Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 9 Rifles Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 - 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 10 Handgun Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 11 Shotguns Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 12 Man-Portable Machine Guns Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 13 Others Market Revenue Forecast,, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 14 Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 15 Landmines Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 16 Mortars Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 17 Grenade Launchers Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 18 Rocket Launcher Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 19 Anti Tank Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 20 Anti Aircraft Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 21 Others Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 22 Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 23 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue Share (%), by Application, 2014 Vs 2023 (%)
FIG. 24 Military Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 25 Law-Enforcement Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 26 Others Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 27 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue Share, by Geography, 2014 – 2023 (%)
FIG. 28 North America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 29 U.S. Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 30 Canada Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 31 Mexico Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 32 Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 33 U.K. Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 34 France Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 35 Germany Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 36 Russia Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 37 Rest of Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 38 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 39 China Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 40 India Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 41 South Korea Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 42 Japan Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 43 Rest of APAC Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 44 RoW Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 45 Middle East and Africa Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
FIG. 46 South America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Snapshot (Revenue), 2014 and 2023
TABLE 2 North America Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 2 North America Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 4 North America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 5 Europe Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 5 Europe Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 6 Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 11 RoW Small Arms Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 11 RoW Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Type, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 12 RoW Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 14 MEA Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)
TABLE 15 South America Small Arms and Light Weapons Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014 – 2023 (USD billion)

Small arms and Light Weapons (SALW) refers to two different classes of weapons. Small arms refer to the kind of weapons designed solely for individual use whereas, light weapons includes arms designed to be used by a crew of two or three persons. The global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market has been categorized on the basis of types, application and geography. The market on the basis of type has been segmented into small arms and light weapons. The small arms segment has been further divided into six types; pistols, rifles, handguns, shotguns, man-portable machine guns and others. Similarly, the light weapons market has been divided into eight categories: landmines, mortars, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), anti tank weapons, anti aircraft weapons and others. In terms of application the market for Small arms and Light Weapons (SALW) has been segmented into: military, law enforcement and others. The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market has been bifurcated geographically into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The Rest of the World has been further segmented into Middle East and Africa and South America.

The market for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is primarily driven by factors such as implementation of Soldier Modernization Programs and Police Modernization Programs across various countries. For example in 2013, the national government of Philippines in an attempt to modernize its local police has announced the procurement of a total of 74,879 modern side arms and 30,253 basic rifles which will be issued to rural frontline units nationwide. Moreover, factors such as increasing instances of urban warfare coupled with increasing instances of terrorists’ attacks are also impacting the demand for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) positively. The initiatives taken by various countries such as the U.S., France and Russia among others to curb terrorist organizations have further resulted in an increased demand for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). In the recent past, terrorist outfits such as ISIS and Boko Haram have constantly carried out terrorist attacks across various countries. In addition, in order to counter these terrorist outfits a large number of military and law enforcement personnel’s are being deployed by the respective governments. These factors in combination are further expected to propel demand for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) throughout the forecast period. Measures to restrict drug trafficking is another factor which is contributing to the growth of the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market. 

However, the presence of stringent firearm legislations across various countries is one of the major restraints hindering the growth of the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market. For example, in the U.K., the use of handguns is prohibited and requires special permission in the form of certificate from the police. 

The company profiles of the major players in the global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market across four major geographic regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW) has been extensively covered under the purview of the study. Moreover, the business strategies being adopted by the major players in the market have also been included in the report. The market attractive analysis has also been provided in the report for providing a detailed insight into the global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market. 

The market dynamics, which includes the market drivers, restraints and opportunities, has also been included under the scope of the report. Market dynamics help to understand the current trends in the global market by providing insights of the distinctive factors that influence the growth of the specific market. Thus, this report provides an inclusive study of the global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market and also provides forecast of the market for the period from 2015-2023. 

Some of the major players in the market are: Heckler & Koch GmBH, General Dynamics Corporation, FN Herstal, S.A., Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., SIG SAUER GmbH & Co., Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC, Carl Walther GmbH, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Glock Ges. m.b.H., Browning Arms Company and Beretta S.p.A. among others.

The global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market has been segmented into: 

Global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market, by Type

  • Small Arms
    • Pistols
    • Rifles
    • Handguns
    • Shotguns
    • Man-portable machine guns
    • Others
  • Light Weapons
    • Landmines
    • Mortars
    • Grenade Launchers
    • Rocket Launchers
    • Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
    • Anti Tank Weapons
    • Anti Aircraft Weapons
    • Others

Global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) market, by Application:

  • Military
  • Law Enforcement
  • Others

Global Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), by Geography: The market is broadly segmented on the basis of geography into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Turkey
      • A.E.
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others