UK defence and security export figures

Statistics for UK defence and security exports published by the Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO).

Data provided by UK companies to DIT DSO is the source for UK defence export information. Open source reporting is the basis for rest of the world data.

Annual defence statistics include:

  • UK defence exports by sales based on new orders
  • estimated data for global defence imports and exports based on new orders or contracts signed

Security export data is supplied to DIT DSO under contract. It’s based on sales of security equipment and services. Westlands Advisory currently compile and supply the data. KMatrix provided the data for the 2013 to 2015 reports and Frost & Sullivan for 2016 and 2017.

Annual security statistics include:

  • actual and forecast UK security exports by sales
  • UK security exports by region and capability by sales
  • actual and forecast UK cyber security exports by sales
  • actual and forecast global and regional security exports by sales


Published 18 May 2018
Last updated 6 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. UK defence and security export statistics for 2019 added to the collection.

  2. Added statistics for 2018.

  3. Added 2017 statistics.

  4. First published.