Global consumption of major opium alkaloids and derivatives 2014-2018

This statistic displays the consumption of major opium alkaloids and their derivatives worldwide from 2014 to 2018. In 2014, there were 55 thousand kilograms of morphine consumed in total. 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.

Consumption of major opium alkaloids and their derivatives worldwide from 2014 to 2018

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* An opiate currently controlled under the 1971 Convention.
** The consumption figures also include quantities used in manufacture of preparations listed in Schedule III of the 1961 Convention.

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