Substance Abuse

Information and statistics about substance abuse around the world. Statistics also includes drug addiction rates, drug trafficking information, and sales and prices of the illegal drug trade.

According to the 2006 United Nations World Drug Report, the market value of coca produced in Peru based on farm-gate prices was $307 million in 2005.

Source: United Nations, “2006 World Drug Report,” Office on Drugs and Crime, pg. 247, June 2006.


Illegal drug exports by North Korea generates $500 Million for the state, making it the world’s third largest opium trafficker and the world’s sixth largest heroin trafficker.

(More heroin statistics here.)

Source: Ah-Young Kim, “End North Korea’s Drug Trade,” PacNet, No.26, Pacific Forum CSIS, June 6, 2003.