How many countries produce mines or cluster munitions?

Landmines

The Monitor identifies 11 states as producers of antipersonnel mines, unchanged from the previous report: China, Cuba, India, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam. Most of these countries are not believed to be actively producing mines but reserve the right to do so. Those most likely to be actively producing are India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and South Korea.

Cluster Munitions

Sixteen countries are believed to produce cluster munitions or reserve the right to do so, as listed in the following table. None of these states have joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Asia and Europe account for most of producer states, with six and five producers, respectively.

Cluster munition producers

Brazil

Korea, South

China

Pakistan

Egypt

Poland

Greece

Romania

India

Russia

Iran

Singapore

Israel

Turkey

Korea, North

United States

 

Due to a lack of transparency and available data, it is not clear if cluster munitions were produced in all these countries in 2016 or the first half of 2017. Greece, Romania, Singapore, and Turkey have indicated no active production, but the Monitor continues to list them as producers as it is unclear if they have adopted a new policy forswearing any future production of cluster munitions.

(Last updated based on Landmine Monitor 2016 and Cluster Munition Monitor 2017)