Market value of cocaine in the United States. 1988 to 2008.
German authorities arrested 4,325 people for selling cocaine in 2008, and 605 people for trafficking cocaine into the country.
45 percent of all European seizures for cocaine between 1998 to 2008 were in Spain.
In 1998, the financial value of the European Cocaine market was $14 Billion. By 2008, the value of the cocaine market in Europe was $34 Billion. 63 tons of cocaine was used in Europe in 1998, with 124 tons used in 2008.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cocaine seizures were reported by 44 countries in 1980. By 2007/2008, trafficking of cocaine became a global operation as 130 countries were reporting cocaine seizures within their borders.
In the ten years between 1998 to 2008, the area devoted to coca cultivation in Peru increased by 45 percent. In 2008 alone, the area of coca cultivation increased by 4.5 percent in Peru from the previous year.
Every day an estimated 30 tons of cocaine is being transported within the Caribbean region. Over the course of a year, up to 1,400 tons of cocaine is shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, with only 43 tons, or 3 percent, of the cocaine seized by authorities.
Drug trafficking in the United states leads to 330 tons of cocaine, 20 tons of heroin and 110 tons of methamphetamine to be sold in the United States each year. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, almost all of these drugs are trafficked into the country.
390 metric tons of cocaine was produced in Colombia in 2009, down from 430 in 2008. 68,025 hectares of land was devoted to growing coca in the country, the lowest level since 1998.
In 2002, 2,955 kilos of cocaine was seized in Costa Rica. In 2007, more than 32,000 kilos of cocaine was seized in Costa Rica.