Narcotic Drugs 2012

Estimated World Requirements for 2013 (Statistics for 2011)

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This publication provides analysis of recent trends and statistics for estimated requirements and actual movements of narcotic drugs. Data is provided for specific groups of drugs and countries. The technical data on narcotic drugs are published for control purposes and to meet the needs of researchers, enterprises and the general public. The publication of statistical data provides information for analytical purposes, inter alia, on the availability and use of narcotic drugs in various countries and territories. The publication of estimates and statistics on production, manufacture, stocks and utilization of narcotic drugs is also intended to furnish producing and manufacturing countries with information on prospective trends. This trilingual publication is in English, French and Spanish.

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Notes 3 (English)

Part three, entitled “Supply of opiate raw materials and demand for opiates used for medical and scientific purposes”, contains an analysis of the current situation regarding that area of supply and demand. The analysis serves as background information for the conclusions and recommendations on the subject made by the Board in its annual report, with a view to maintaining a lasting balance between the supply of and demand for opiate raw materials. The data used in the analysis are based on statistical reports on the cultivation of opium poppy, the production and utilization of opiate raw materials and the consumption of opiates, furnished by Governments in respect of 2011, as well as advance data for 2012 on the cultivation of opium poppy and production of opiate raw materials, submitted on a voluntary basis by the major producing countries and supplemented by the relevant estimates for 2013. The data for 2012 are provisional, and those for 2013 are projections based on the information available. All data relating to production, utilization, consumption, trade and stocks are expressed in terms of morphine or thebaine equivalent, for ease of comparison. The text is supplemented by tables and figures.

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