Global consumption of major synthetic opioids by type 2014-2018

This statistic displays the consumption of major synthetic opioids worldwide from 2014 to 2018, by type. In 2014, there were 33.1 thousand kilograms of methadone consumed in total. As of 2018, that had increased to 36.8 thousand kilograms of methadone consumed globally.

Consumption of major synthetic opioids worldwide from 2014 to 2018

20142015201620172018
Dextropropoxyphene*8511,155515772583
Diphenoxylate*6,2606,2986,6456,6797,581
Methadone33,09832,93947,14432,07836,759
Pethidine5,7805,6945,1184,6484,211
Tilidine25,85629,74538,97830,20646,373
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The consumption figures also include quantities used in manufacture of preparations listed in Schedule III of the 1961 Convention.

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