Global drug use

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Statista dossier on drug use worldwide

This dossier presents facts and figures on drug use worldwide. It includes information on the number of drug users around the world, and figures on specific drugs including cannabis and opioids.

Table of contents

  • 1. Users
    • Addicts and consumers of illegal drugs worldwide 1990-2018

    • Global population share of illicit drug use by drug 2018

    • Number of global illicit drug users by drug 2018

    • Number of illicit drug users worldwide by drug 2010-2018

  • 2. Cannabis
    • Number of cannabis users worldwide by region 2010-2018

    • Global share of population who used cannabis in 2018, by region

    • Top countries in terms of annual cannabis use in 2018

  • 3. Opioids
    • Opiate - number of consumers worldwide 2010-2018

    • Number of worldwide users of opioids 2015 to 2018, by region

    • Global consumption of major synthetic opioids by type 2014-2019

    • Share of global fentanyl consumption in 2019, by country

    • Share of global codeine consumption by country 2019

    • Share of global morphine consumption by region 2019

  • 4. Other drugs
    • Amphetamine users worldwide by region 2010-2018

    • Number of worldwide users of cocaine by region 2010-2018

    • Ecstasy consumers worldwide by region 2010-2018

    • Ecstasy consumers worldwide by structured region 2009-2017

  • 5. Drug injection and HIV
    • Global prevalence of people who currently inject drugs by region 2018

    • Global number of people who inject drugs by region 2018

    • Prevalence of HIV among drug users by world region 2018

    • Drug users infected with HIV by world region 2018

  • 6. Miscellaneous
    • Number of new psychoactive drugs worldwide 2009 to 2018

    • Share of new psychoactive drugs worldwide 2009-2019, by psychoactive effect

    • Manufacture of global opium alkaloids and derivatives by type 2014-2019

    • Global manufacture of other synthetic opioids by type 2014-2019

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