Main countries for opium cultivation 2017, based on acreage

This statistic shows the area of cropland for opium poppy cultivation in 2017, by major countries. In that year, an area of 41,000 hectares was used for the cultivation of opium poppy in Myanmar.

Main countries for opium poppy cultivation based on acreage in 2017

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Release date

June 2019



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Supplementary notes

Listed are the main countries for which data were available.

* Includes countries with low levels of cultivation (with less than 400 hectares in at least two of the last three years) and countries with indirect evidence of illicit cultivation (eradication of opium poppy) but no direct measurement.

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