Estimated world requirements of narcotic drugs in 1960

Sections

Operation of the estimates system
Receipt of estimates for 1960
World totals of estimates from 1954 to 1960

Details

Pages: 39 to 40
Creation Date: 1960/01/01

Estimated world requirements of narcotic drugs in 1960

In pursuance of the International Convention of 13 July 1931, the Drug Supervisory Body publishes an annual statement of estimated world requirements of narcotic drugs. This statement also includes estimates for the narcotic drugs brought under international control by virtue of the Protocol of 19 November 1948.[1] Extracts from this statement for 1960 follow

Operation of the estimates system

In accordance with the provisions of the 1931 Convention, the estimates accepted by the Supervisory Body are used by the Permanent Central Opium Board in the calculation of manufacture and import limits for each country or territory and for each drug. It is therefore essential that the estimates should reflect requirements as faithfully as possible.

Receipt of estimates for 1960

Ninety-five countries and 84 non-metropolitan territories are shown in the statement for 1960. At the time when it was drawn up, estimates for 1960 had been received from 90 countries and 71 non-metropolitan territories. In the case of countries and territories for which no estimates have been received, it is the duty of the Supervisory Body, under the 1931 Convention, to establish them itself, and thereby ensure the universal application of the estimates system. The Supervisory Body has accordingly established estimates for 1960 in respect of 5 countries and 13 non-metropolitan territories.

World totals of estimates from 1954 to 1960

The figures shown in table 1 are for each drug, the sum of the "Total of the Estimates" defined in article 5, paragraph 2, of the 1931 Convention,[2] of all the countries and territories in the world, provided they reached 1 kg in any one of the five years considered. The 1960 figures will be modified by supplementary or amended estimates received up to the end of the year.

  1. The quantity necessary for use as such for medical and scientific needs, including the quantity required for the manufacture of preparations for the export of which export authorizations are not required, whether such preparations are intended for domestic consumption or for export;

  2. The quantity necessary for the purpose of conversion, whether for domestic consumption or for export.

The total of the estimates for each country or territory shall consist of the sum of the amounts specified under ( a) and ( b) of this paragraph. With the addition of any amounts which may be necessary to bring the reserve stocks and the government stocks up to the desired level, or after deduction of any amounts by which those stocks may exceed that level.

TABLE 1

Drug1954195519561957195819591960
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
Benzylmorphinc
6010010013814115086
Cocaine
4 8223 7973 0282 7782 8912 5812 027
Desomorphine
3222211
Diacetylmorphine
33825917614112310490
Dihydromorphine
64241411113
Ecgonine
-
-
-
2
-
-
Ecgonine methyl ester
-
1
-
325311020
Hydrocodone
1 0129491 3181 4591 5871 5681 493
Hydromorphone
212201164202236165130
Metopon
2543335
Morphine
103 235105 589100 594111 237123 135119 385123 510
Morphine-N-oxide
211
-
-
-
-
Nicomorphine
-
-
-
-
2137
Normorphine
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
Oxycodone
688577544601770724595
Oxymorphone
-
6654715
Thebacon
209181180183182151154
Thebaine
3 2193 2283 3724 5724 5893 7693 099
Acetyldihydrocodeine
49501014172012
Codeine
94 94099 06594 225105 639106 609110 853106 621
Dihydrocodeine
1 1591 4831 8061 8162 6213 7203 213
Ethylmorphine
9 7309 6679 02410 2309 22510 5548 499
Pholcodine
1 1411 1841 0851 3201 6461 5061 316
Acetylmethadol
211
-
-
-
-
Alphaprodine
70908475776857
Anileridine
-
-
-
7178861 078840
Betameprodine
2032
-
-
-
-
Drug1954195519561957195819591960
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg.
kg
Betaprodine
22108
-
-
-
Dextromoramide
-
-
-
126535759383
Diethylthiambutene
-
-
1727191712
Dimepheptanol
622
-
1
-
-
Dimethylthiambutene
-
342611
Dioxaphetyl butyrate
-
-
-
2221
Dipipanone
40519105310865
Ethylmethylthiambutene
-
112
-
1
-
Etoxeridine
-
-
-
-
31136
Hydroxypethidine
122
-
-
-
-
Isomethadone
661918182198
Ketobemidone
235175928513610464
Levomethorphan
222
-
-
-
-
Levomoramide
-
-
-
-
-
196
-
Levorphanol
138170122156929148
Methadone
792900691906769852652
Normethadone
-
30107198286290408
Pethidine
19 94717 92716 32817 99417 21618 16216 293
Phenadoxone
19413410582654034
Phenazocine
-
-
-
-
-
2065
Properidine
-
16541352718
Racemethorphan
-
22
-
-
-
-
Racemoramide
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
Racemorphan
8553344
-
Trimeperidine
-
-
-
-
1 1501 2001 400
1

Document E/DSB/17.

2

Article 5, paragraph 2, reads in part: