Extraction of global morphine from poppy straw by type 2014-2018

This statistic displays the total extraction of morphine from poppy straw globally from 2014 to 2018, by type. In 2014, there were 27.5 thousand kilograms of morphine manufactured from poppy straw. Global consumption of this drug has grown by almost a factor of six between 1991 and 2010. Differences around the world in consumption levels of morphine for pain treatment are due to economic, knowledge, and regulatory factors.

Extraction of morphine from poppy straw worldwide from 2014 to 2018, by type

Poppy strawAMA concentrate of poppy straw*
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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* AMA: anhydrous morphine alkaloid of concentrate of poppy straw with morphine as main alkaloid.

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