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Global Drug Market

Unread post by thewestside » April 2nd, 2008, 2:03 am

Global Illicit Drugs Market
Production Level - $13 billion
Wholesale Level - $94 billion
Retail Level - $322 billion


Regional Breakdown (Retail Level)
North America - $142 billion (44%)
Europe - $106 billion (33%)
Asia - $35 billion (11%)
Oceania - $16 billion (5%)
Africa - $13 billion (4%)
South America - $9 billion (3%)


Cocaine - $70.5 billion (Retail Level)
North America - $43.6 billion (62%)
Europe - $18.1 billion (26%)
South America - $3.6 billion (5%)
Oceania - $2.8 billion (4%)
Africa - $1.4 billion (2%)
Asia - $1 billion (1%)


Heroin/Opiates - $64.7 billion (Retail Level))
Europe - $37 billion (56%)
Asia - $14.4 billion (22%)
North America - $8.9 billion (14%)
Oceania - $3.1 billion (5%)
Africa - $1 billion (2%)
South America - $0.3 billion (less than 1%)


Cannabis/Cannabis Resin - $142.1 billion (Retail Level)
North America - $64 billion (45%)
Europe - $46.2 billion (33%)
Asia - $11 billion (8%)
Africa - $10.5 billion (7%)
Oceania - $6.2 billion (4%)
South America - $4.2 billion (3%)


Amphetamines - $44.3 billion (Retail Level)
North America - $25.4 billion (57%)
Asia - $8.7 billion (20%)
Europe - $4.8 billion (11%)
Oceania - $3.8 billion (9%)
South America - $1.4 billion (3%)
Africa - $0.2 billion (less than 1%)


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - World Drug Report (2005)
http://www.unodc.org/pdf/WDR_2005/volume_1_web.pdf

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Unread post by Lee23Claire » February 18th, 2009, 9:25 pm

Are the Mexican Cartels still the strongest when it comes to drug trafficking?

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Unread post by DutchGangster69 » February 18th, 2009, 11:20 pm

In the United States they are.

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Unread post by thewestside » February 18th, 2009, 11:57 pm

Lee23Claire wrote:Are the Mexican Cartels still the strongest when it comes to drug trafficking?
Mexican poly-drug trafficking networks have become the dominant wholesalers in most of the U.S. except for the Northeast and South Florida. But they are rapidly expanding into those areas as well. The gateway on the southern border to the biggest drug market in the world is what the cartels in Mexico are fighting over.

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