Potential fentanyl profitability compared to heroin in the U.S. as of 2017

Potential fentanyl profitability compared to heroin in the U.S. as of 2017 This statistic shows the potential fentanyl profitability in the U.S. as of 2017, comparing it to the profitability of heroin. As of that year, the average cost of per one kilogram of heroin was 6,000 U.S. dollars to DTO whereas pure fentanyl average cost was 4,150 U.S. dollars.
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HeroinPure Fentanyl
Cost per 1 kg to DTO in USD*6,000%4,150%
Approximate number of kgs produced from original drug procurement**1%20%
Wholesale price per kg in Massachusetts in USD80,000%80,000%
Revenue to DTO in USD from 1 kg***80,000%1,600,000%
HeroinPure Fentanyl
Cost per 1 kg to DTO in USD*6,000%4,150%
Approximate number of kgs produced from original drug procurement**1%20%
Wholesale price per kg in Massachusetts in USD80,000%80,000%
Revenue to DTO in USD from 1 kg***80,000%1,600,000%
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This statistic shows the potential fentanyl profitability in the U.S. as of 2017, comparing it to the profitability of heroin. As of that year, the average cost of per one kilogram of heroin was 6,000 U.S. dollars to DTO whereas pure fentanyl average cost was 4,150 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
as of 2017
Supplementary notes

* Average for heroin (range is 5,000 to 7000 USD, when purchased from Colombia). Average for fentanyl (range is 3,300 to 5,000 USD when purchased from China).
** Average for fentanyl (range is 16 to 24 kg).
*** Average for fentanyl (range is 1.28 to 1.92 million USD).

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