Estimated world requirements of narcotic drugs in 1962

Abstract

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. Extracts from this statement for 1961 (Document E/DSB/19) follow.

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Pages: 47 to 48
Creation Date: 1962/01/01

Estimated world requirements of narcotic drugs in 1962

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. Extracts from this statement for 1961 (Document E/DSB/19) 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 1962

One hundred and sixteen countries and 64 non-metropolitan territories are shown in the statement for 1962. At the time when it was drawn up, estimates for 1962 had been received from 105 countries and 60 non-metropolitan territories. Under the 1931 Convention, it is the Supervisory Body's duty to establish the estimates of countries and territories for which none have been received, and thereby to ensure the universal application of the estimates system. The Supervisory Body has accordingly established estimates for 1962 in respect of eleven countries and four non-metropolitan territories.

World totals of estimates from 1955 to 1962

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, [ 1] of all countries and territories in the world. The figures for the year 1962 will be modified by the supplementary or amended estimates received up to the end of the year.

TABLE 1

Kilogrammes

Drug

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

Benzylmorphine
100 138 141 150 103 165 81
Cocaine
3 028 2 778 2 891 2 581 2 522 2 333 1 625
Codeine-N-Oxide
-
-
-
-
1 2 2
Desomorphine
2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Diacetylmorphine
176 141 123 104 103 79 83
Dihydromorphine
24 14 11 11 10 14 13
Ecgonine
-
2
-
-
-
580 601
Ecgonine methyl ester
-
32 53 110 132 100
-
Hydrocodone
1 318 1 459 1 587 1 567 1 664 1 492 1 315
Hydromorphinol
-
-
-
-
-
5 2
Hydromorphone
164 202 236 164 191 200 130
Metopon
4 3 3 3 5 3 3
Morphine
100 594 111 237 123 135 119 385 128 484 133 918 141 051
Morphine-N-Oxide
1
-
-
-
-
-
1
Nicomorphine
-
-
2 12 20 28 13
Normorphine
-
-
-
3 1 2 1
Oxycodone
544 601 770 723 881 826 792
Oxymorphone
6 5 4 7 20 19 273
Thebacon
180 183 132 151 157 149 155
Thebaine
3 372 4 572 4 589 3 769 3 597 6 339 5 213
Acethylmethadol
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
Alphaprodine
84 75 77 68 63 55 57
Anileridine
-
717 886 1 078 731 309 426
Benzethidine
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
Betameprodine
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Betaprodine
10 8
-
-
-
-
-
Dextromoramide
-
126 535 759 673 676 340
Diethylthiambutene
17 27 19 17 21 16 13
Dimepheptanol
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
Dimethylthiambutene
4 2 6 1 32
-
1
Dioxaphetyl Butyrate
-
2 2 2
-
1 1
Diphenoxylate
-
-
-
-
1 157 181
Dipipanone
19 10 53 108 113 81 73
Ethylmethylthiambutene
1 2
-
1
-
-
-
Etoxeridine
-
-
31 13 3 4 3
Furethidine
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
Hydroxypethidine
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Isomethadone
18 18 21 9 8 6 6
Ketobemidone
92 85 136 104 144 188 93
Levomethorphan
2
-
-
-
-
1 1
Levomoramide
-
-
-
196 326 204
-
Levorphanol
122 156 92 91 103 75 39
Metazocine
-
-
-
-
145 10 20
Methadone
691 906 769 852 908 802 556
Normethadone
107 198 286 290 661 633 551
Pethidine
16 328 17 994 17 216 18 162 19 185 21 822 17 159
Phenadoxone
105 82 65 40 31 24 19
Phenazocine
-
-
-
20 109 49 45
Phenoperidine
-
-
-
-
3 5 3
Piminodine
-
-
-
-
388 1 034 737
Properidine
65 41 35 27 19 12 11
Racemethorphan
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Racemoramide
-
-
-
7 241 243 400
Racemorphan
3 3 2 4 1
-
1
Trimeperidine
-
-
1 150 1 200 1 401 902 1 278
Acetyldihydrocodeine
10 14 17 20 12 17 13
Codeine
94 225 105 639 106 609 110 853 115 187 119 170 113 644
Dihydrocodeine
1 806 1 816 2 621 3 720 3 476 3 239 3 448
Ethylmorphine
9 024 10 230 9 225 10 554 9 822 9 813 9 126
Pholcodine
1 085 1 320 1 646 1 505 1 750 2 596 2 199
1

Article 5, paragraph 2, reads in part:

"( a) 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;

"( b) 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."