Statistics on the Global Drug Trade

“Major Trafficking Routes,” by CIA Employee (CIA Employee) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This quarter I am teaching a class on the Global Drug Trade, as a fully online class. One question is where can students find reliable statistics on the drug trade for their project. With many thanks to the PSU library, here are a couple of reliable sources of information:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, World Drug Report, 2016.

U.S. Department of State, 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. This is a two volume document, which has statistical information embedded into it in the form of charts and tables.

Do you know of another good source of statistics on the Global Drug Trade? Please let me know at

Shawn Smallman, Portland State University

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