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The UN General Assembly has adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar-a-year conventional arms trade. In this in-depth series, GlobalPost reports from key locations in the global weapons trade, booming in Europe, Asia and the United States, to the violent fallout from Mexico to the Middle East and Africa.
A data visual shows the top players in the global weapons trade.
The interactive map details the top traders in the global small-arms business as well as top trading partners for each respective country. Use the dropdown function to filter by import and export figures, from a 2012 report by the Small Arms Survey.