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Table 36. Estimated Worldwide Potential Net Production of Opium, 19872000 (Metric Tons)

Year

Afghan-
istan

India

Iran1

Paki-
stan

Total Southwest Asia

Burma

China

Laos

Thailand

Viet-
nam

Total Southeast Asia

Colom-
bia

Leb-
anon2

Guate-
mala

Mexico

Sub-
total

Total All Regions

1987

600

300

205

1,105

835

225

24

1,084

3

50

53

2,242

1988

750

205

955

1,280

255

25


1,560

8

67

75

2,590

1989

585

130

715

2,430

380

50

2,860

45

12

66

123

3,698

1990

415

165

580

2,255

275

40

2,570

32

13

62

107

3,257

1991

570

180

750

2,350

265

35

2,650

34

11

41

86

3,486

1992

640

175

815

2,280

230

24

2,534

40

40

3,389

1993

685

140

825

2,575

180

42

2,797

4

49

53

3,675

1994

950

90

160

1,200

2,030

25

85

17

2,157

60

60

3,417

1995

1,250

77

155

1,482

2,340

19

180

25

2,564

65

1

53

119

4,165

1996

2,174

47

75

2,296

2,560

200

30

25

2,815

63

1

54

118

4,285

1997

2,184

30

85

2,299

2,365

210

25

45

2,645

66

46

112

5,056

1998

2,340

66

2,406

1,750

140

16

20

1,926

61

60

121

4,453

1999

2,861

37

2,898

1,090

140

6

11

1,247

75

43

118

4,263

2000

3,656

11

3,667

1,085

210

6

15

1,316

21

21

5,004

Data not available.

1Although there is no solid information on Iranian opium production, the U.S. Government estimates that Iran potentially may produce between 35 and 75 metric tons of opium gum annually.
2There was no information for 1992 production. For 1994, a vigorous eradication campaign reduced potential production to insignificant levels.

Source: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (19882001).




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