Amount of Cocaine Consumed in the World in 2009

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates 440,000 kilograms of pure cocaine was consumed around the world in 2009. Around 1.1 million kilograms of cocaine was produced around the world, with 615,000 kilograms being seized and 55,000 kilograms of cocaine being lost in agriculture losses.

Source: John Mulholland, “Juan Manuel Santos: ‘It is time to think again about the war on drugs’,” Guardian, November 13, 2011.