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NCJ Number: 119830 Find in a Library
Title: Coca-leaf Production in the Countries of the Andean Subregion
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:41  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(1989)  Pages:95-101
Author(s): R Abruzzese
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The production of coca leaves in the Andean subregion of South America is believed to date back as far as 20,000 years and in 1988 involved an estimated 44,300 hectares in Bolivia, 25,000 hectares in Colombia, 400 hectares in Ecuador, and 114,400 hectares in Peru.
Abstract: The estimated projections for 1989 indicate that coca-leaf production may amount to 68,200 tons in Bolivia, 20,000 tons in Colombia, 300 tons in Ecuador, and 120,100 tons in Peru. Of all the Andean countries, Venezuela is the only one with no coca-leaf production problem. Estimates for 1985-89 indicate a production increase of 43.3 percent in Bolivia, 13.6 percent in Colombia, and 26.2 percent in Peru. Production in Ecuador has consistently declined. Since 1985 coca-leaf production in Peru has accounted for more than half the total produced in the Andean subregion, while production in Colombia has accounted for a relatively small share. In 1987, production in Bolivia amounted to an estimated 30.2 percent of the total amount produced in the subregion. Tables and 12 references.
Main Term(s): Cocaine; Drug manufacturing
Index Term(s): Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
Note: Double issue on drug abuse assessment
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