Amphetamine use in the past 12 months in Europe as of 2017*, by country

The Netherlands had the highest prevalence of amphetamine use among adults in Europe in 2017, with approximately 1.8 percent of the population reported to using amphetamine within the last year. This was followed by Finland and Estonia, which both had 1.1 percent of of people using amphetamines in their country.

Demographics of users in the Netherlands

The age group 20 to 24 years had the highest share of the Dutch population who had taken amphetamines in the last month as of 2017, at 2.8 percent. Additionally, it was among those aged 25 to 29 years which had the largest prevalence of those who had ever used amphetamines.

Use of other drugs in the EU

In the European Union, amphetamines are the third most prevalent drug across a person’s lifetime, with 3.7 percent reporting to have taken at some point in their life. Cannabis is the most used drug with over a quarter using in their lifetime. Amphetamines also accounted for five percent of all drug seizures that took place in the EU in 2016.

Prevalence of amphetamine use in the last year in Europe as of 2017*, by country

Share of population
Netherlands 1.8%
Finland 1.1%
Estonia 1.1%
Germany 1%
Croatia 1%
Sweden 0.7%
Denmark 0.7%
Bulgaria 0.7%
Norway 0.6%
Spain 0.5%
United Kingdom 0.5%
Hungary 0.5%
Austria 0.4%
Slovakia 0.4%
Ireland 0.3%
France 0.3%
Slovenia 0.3%
Latvia 0.3%
Czechia 0.3%
Lithuania 0.3%
Belgium 0.2%
Poland 0.2%
Luxembourg 0.1%
Romania 0.1%
Italy 0.1%
Cyprus 0.1%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2017*

Age group

15-64 years

Supplementary notes

* Data represents the results for the last survey available in each country.

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