Manufacture of opium alkaloids and their derivatives worldwide from 2010 to 2016, by type (in kilograms)

Manufacture of global opium alkaloids and derivatives by type 2010-2016 This statistic displays the manufacture of opium alkaloids and their derivatives globally from 2010 to 2016, by type. In 2010, there were 409,267 kilograms of morphine manufactured worldwide. 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.
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2010201120122013201420152016
Morphine409,267454,267475,268455,728463,632419,706422,114
Codeine330,910381,745411,867360,762378,968333,963323,295
Thebaine131,277134,724149,864132,130102,60193,532156,008
Burprenorphine*1,8644,9337,4628,75411,52712,63912,365
Dihydro-codeine29,93932,16035,73128,55434,05931,42928,919
Ethyl-morphine1,0881,0331,1462,3142,1171,4151,071
Hydrocodone44,30256,09175,92746,15348,23143,58939,725
Oxycodone122,273126,547137,166138,071121,383123,327130,197
Pholcodine7,81310,44912,95310,0508,7087,0508,927
2010201120122013201420152016
Morphine409,267454,267475,268455,728463,632419,706422,114
Codeine330,910381,745411,867360,762378,968333,963323,295
Thebaine131,277134,724149,864132,130102,60193,532156,008
Burprenorphine*1,8644,9337,4628,75411,52712,63912,365
Dihydro-codeine29,93932,16035,73128,55434,05931,42928,919
Ethyl-morphine1,0881,0331,1462,3142,1171,4151,071
Hydrocodone44,30256,09175,92746,15348,23143,58939,725
Oxycodone122,273126,547137,166138,071121,383123,327130,197
Pholcodine7,81310,44912,95310,0508,7087,0508,927
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This statistic displays the manufacture of opium alkaloids and their derivatives globally from 2010 to 2016, by type. In 2010, there were 409,267 kilograms of morphine manufactured worldwide. 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.
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June 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2010 to 2016
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* A type of opioid controlled under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971.
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