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National Drug Control Strategy
Update 2003

February 2003

DRUG USER EXPENDITURES AND AVAILABILITY

Table 39.Total U.S.Expenditures on Illicit Drugs,1988–2000 ($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, 1988–2000 (December 2001).


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