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Table 40. Trends in Heroin Supply, 1996–2000 (Metric Tons)

Year

Heroin availability prior to border entry

Heroin availability after border entry

Heroin
available for
consumption
in the
United States

Retail value of
heroin in the
United States
(1998 dollars,
billions)

1996 

13.3

12.7

12.4

$12.75

1997 

14.2

13.3

13.1

$11.44

1998 

13.5

12.8

12.5

$11.12

19991

13.7

13.1

12.9

$10.08

20001

13.7

13.0

12.9

$10.04

1 Retail values for 1999 and 2000 are projected.

Sources: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Estimating Heroin Availability (2000). Retail value data are from
Office of National Drug Control Policy, What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 1988–2000 (in press).




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