Sunday, December 1, 2013

Random charts - Afghan opium

 
 
 


"...Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a sobering record high in 2013. According to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey, cultivation amounted to some 209,000 hectares,outstripping the earlier record in 2007 of 193,000 hectares, and representing a 36 per cent increase over 2012. 

Moreover, two provinces that had previously been declared poppy-free, Faryab and Balkh in northern Afghanistan, lost this status. All in all, opium production in 2013 went up to some 5,500 tonnes, a 49 per cent increase over 2012..."

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