Illegal cultivation of opium poppy 1994-2018

The statistic shows the cultivated area of opium poppy worldwide in the years from 1994 to 2018. An area of approximately 414,500 hectares were used for the illegal cultivation of opium poppy in 2017.

Worldwide area for the illegal cultivation of opium poppy from 1994 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

1994 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Values prior to 2007 were taken from previous editions of the World Drug Report.

* Preliminary estimates for 2018; they may change as more country estimates will become available.

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