Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs for 2018


otals of estimates of annual medical and scientific requirements for narcotic drugs listed in Schedules I and II of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention. These estimates have been confirmed by the International Narcotics Control Board and have henceforth legal value. The totals of the estimates enable parties to determine the maximum quantity of drugs that a State may acquire under the 1961 Convention through import and/or manufacture.

Drugs Name & Codes

Estimated world requirements for 2018 (February update) ( PDF ) and ( TXT)

(Updated on 1 March 2018 )


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