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Has the U.S. Ammunition Import Craze Started to Subside?

Industrials - Aero/Defense 169 U.S. 4549

U.S. imports of weapons and parts have fallen since the elections, with a 31% drop in February vs. October, and a 22% reduction on a year earlier. That closely tracks lower background check data gathered by the FBI. It remains to be seen whether a recent relaxation of parts of the checking process signed by President Trump will make a difference. Notably ammunition imports dropped in February. Imports of 825 tons were 29% below October’s peak, and 7% lower than the year-earlier figure. That’s the first drop since July 2015 and included an absence of Fiocchi Munizioni from the market, tho...

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