Drug supply

This, the third booklet of the World Drug Report 2020, contributes evidence to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations dedicated to supply reduction and related measures, effective law enforcement and responses to drug-related crime, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly, held in 2016.

The booklet provides an overview of the extent of illicit crop cultivation and trends in drug trafficking at the global and regional levels. The analysis is presented by drug type and, using the latest estimates as a basis, the booklet reviews the general situation and trends in the supply of opiates, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants and cannabis. In addition, some issues emerging in these markets are discussed, such as the impact of changes in illicit crop cultivation and production along the drug supply chain to the main consumption markets, and emerging markets along the drug trafficking routes and beyond in other regions.