The Government publishes Official Statistics about export licences granted and refused each quarter. The data currently includes details of licences up to 31 December 2016. Data for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017 will be published on 18 July 2017. The data can be accessed on GOV.UK
Licences granted are not necessarily a measure of exports shipped in a given period as they are valid for between two and five years. Licensing data only provides a partial indication of sales as exporters only declare export values for a subsection of licences (Standard Individual Export Licences). Some licences expire before they are used and in these circumstances exporters must submit a further application, which can result in an element of double counting.
The value of arms export licences issued from 2010 to 2017 are:-
Year Value (£)