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DRUG USER EXPENDITURES

Table 1. Total U.S. Expenditures on Illicit Drugs, 19882000 ($ Billions)

Year

Cocaine

Heroin

Marijuana

Meth-
amphetamine

Other drugs

Total

1988 

$107.0

$26.1

$12.1

$5.8

$3.3

$154

1989 

$88.4

$24.3

$11.0

$5.8

$2.8

$132

1990 

$69.9

$22.5

$15.0

$5.7

$2.2

$115

1991 

$57.1

$20.3

$14.0

$3.7

$2.3

$97

1992 

$49.9

$17.2

$14.6

$4.8

$1.5

$88

1993 

$45.0

$13.8

$12.0

$5.1

$1.5

$77

1994 

$42.8

$13.2

$12.2

$7.6

$2.6

$78

1995 

$40.0

$13.2

$10.2

$9.2

$2.7

$75

1996 

$39.2

$12.8

$9.5

$10.1

$2.7

$74

1997 

$34.7

$11.4

$10.5

$9.3

$2.5

$68

1998 

$34.9

$11.1

$10.8

$8.0

$2.3

$67

1999 

$35.6

$10.1

$10.6

$5.8

$2.6

$65

2000*

$35.3

$10.0

$10.5

$5.4

$2.4

$64

*Estimates for 2000 are projections.

Note: Amounts are in constant 2000 dollars.

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy, What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 19882000, (in press).




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