This report on exports of military equipment refers to 2015. The German government submits an annual military equipment export report to the Bundestag and the public, providing a comprehensive picture of German policy in this field, the export licences issued by the German government for military equipment, and the actual exports of war weapons in the reference year. In 2015, single-transaction export licences worth €7.86bn were issued. The rise compared with the preceding year is mainly due to licences issued for a few large contracts. The total value of licences for the export of small arms amounted to €32.4m in 2015, a fall of approx. €15m.