Seizures of opium and morphine grew 10% and 31%
respectively in 2006, reflecting continued production
increases in Afghanistan. Heroin seizures, however, stabilized
Following five straight years of expansion,
the quantity of cocaine seized fell by 5% in 2006.
This is consistent with the stabilization of overall cocaine
production in the 2004 to 2006 period.
The global non-drug using population between the ages of
15-64 is estimated to be 4.064 billion people or 95.1% of the world population. Problem drug users are estimated to be about 24 million people or 0.6% of the world population.
Estimates of cannabis herb production show a slight
decline for the second straight year in 2006, seeming to
reverse the upward trend that began in the early 1990s.
Global cannabis herb production is now estimated to be
41,400 mt, down from 42,000 mt in 2005 and 45,000
208 million people or 4.9 % of the world's
population aged 15 to 64 have used drugs at least once
in the last 12 months.
Top 5 facts sources:
United Nations Publications (2008). "United Nations World Drug Report". Retrieved November 2010.