Global illegal cultivation area for coca bush 1994-2017

This statistic shows the global area for the illegal cultivation of coca bush from 1994 to 2017. In 2017, approximately 245 thousand hectares of coca were grown worldwide.

Global acreage for illicit cultivation of coca bush from 1994 to 2017 (in 1,000 hectares)*

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1994 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* The coca plant is grown in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. For the calculation of the total area, the estimated net area under coca bush cultivation at the reference date of 31 December is presented for Peru in addition to the area under coca bush cultivation in Peru as seen on satellite imagery. The reference date of 31 December is also used for the estimated area under coca bush cultivation in Colombia. The estimates presented for the Plurinational State of Bolivia represent the area under coca bush cultivation as seen on satellite imagery.
**The global coca cultivation figure was calculated using the area as interpreted on satellite imagery for Peru.

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