Major countries based on amount of confiscated ecstasy 2014

The statistic shows the global amount of confiscated ecstasy in 2014, by major countries and regions. In that year, approximately 4,375 kilograms of ecstasy were seized in Australia. Thus, Australia was ranked first among the top countries worldwide. In 2014, the global amount of seized ecstasy was the highest since 2007.

Major countries and regions based on amount of confiscated ecstasy in 2014 (in kilograms)*

Seized amount in kilogram equivalents
Australia4,375
Western and Central Europe1,627
Southeastern Europe1,257
Myanmar717
United States555
United Kingdom305
France 255
Brazil238
Argentina179
Spain152
Indonesia147
Malaysia89
Ireland86
China49
Eastern Europe16
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Source

Release date

June 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

* Seizures of “ecstasy”-type substances. Weight in kilogram equivalents. This quantity reflects the bulk weight of “ecstasy”-type substances seizures, with no adjustment for purity. Seizures of “ecstasy”-type substances reported in tablets or similar units are converted using assumed bulk tablet weights between 200mg and 300mg, depending on the region and based on information currently available to UNODC. The conversion factors are listed in methodology section of the Word Drug Report 2011. Seizures reported by volume are converted assuming 1 litre has a mass of 1 kg.

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