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1996 Burma Statistical Tables
TABLES for CY 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
OPIUM
Harvestable Cultivation [ha] 163,100 154,070 146,600 165,800 153,700 160,000 150,100 142,700 103,220
Eradication* [ha] 0 0 3,345 604 1,215 1,012 39 18 12,500
Cultivation [ha] 163,100 154,070 149,945 166,404 154,915 161,012 150,139 142,718 115,720
Potential Yield [mt] 2,560 2,340 2,030 2,575 2,280 2,350 2,255 2,430 1,280
SEIZURES
Opium [mt] 1.300 1.060 2.265 2.650 2.193 1.512 1.926
Heroin [mt] 0.505 0.070 0.347 0.300 0.266 0.183 0.243
Marijuana [mt] 0.259 0.239 0.290 0.600 0.292 0.724 0.815
Acetic Anhydride [gals] 5,082 1,159 1,191 1,016 1,136
Other data
Heroin Labs destroyed 11 3 4 0 2 6 1 3 3
Narcotics Arrests 4,522 5,541 7,134 7,520 6,109 7,357 - - 2,000
Heroin Users [Thousands] 150 100 30 30 30 30 30 12
Opium Users [Thousands] 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 34

*Data on eradication, seizures, labs destroyed, and arrests reflect official GOB statistics through November 15, 1996. (Heroin and Opium are for full calendar year 1996.)

With the exception of USG-derived estimates for cultivation (hectarage) and opium yield (tonnage), accurate figures do not exist for Burma.

Note: Opium yield is calculated using a figure of 15 kilograms per hectare.

[ All available opium in any given year is not converted into heroin. Undetermined quantities are stockpiled for use and export during subsequent years.]

Available information does not permit a breakdown of various refined products. Figures shown for heroin also include heroin base and morphine base. Government of Burma estimates of opium/heroin usage and number of addicts are questionable and hence not useful for statistical presentation. The figures given here should be considered only

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