Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs in 1963

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TABLE I - World totals of estimates from 1957 to 1962 (in kilogrammes)

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Pages: 50 to 51
Creation Date: 1963/01/01

Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs in 1963

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 1963 (document E/DSB/20) follow.

Operation of the estimate system

In accordance with the provisions of the 1941 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 1963

Estimates in respect of 123 countries and 59 non-metropolitan territories are given in the statement for 1963. At the time when it was drawn up, estimates for 1963 had been received from 110 countries and 52 non-metropolitan territories. Under the 1931 Convention it is the duty of the Supervisory Body to establish the estimates of countries and territories for which none have been received and thereby ensure the universal application of the estimates system. The Supervisory Body has accordingly established estimates for 1963 in respect of 13 countries and 7 non-metropolitan territories.

World total of estimates from 1957 to 1962

The figures shown in table I are for each drug the sum of the " total of estimates" as defined in article 5 of the 1931 Convention of all the countries and territories in the world in so far as this sum was 1 kg. in at least one year from 1957 to 1962; about a dozen narcotic drugs do not fulfil this condition and were therefore omitted from the table.

Tribute to Mr. Herbert L. May

The five-year term of office of the present members of the Permanent Central Opium Board will expire on 1 March 1963. One of them, Mr. Herbert L. May, who sat on the Supervisory Body from its inception in 1933 until 1959 as the member appointed by the Permament Central Opium Board, has decided not to allow his candidature to be put forward for a further five-year term. The Supervisory Body would not wish to canclude its report without paying a tribute to Mr. May for the distinguished part he has played over a long period in the fight against drug abuse and for his ability, courtesy and profound wisdom, which have won him the esteem and affection of all those who have had the privilege of knowing him. The Supervisory Body associated the members of its Secretariat, at their express request, with the thanks and good wishes which it offered to Mr. May on the occasion of his retirement.

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TABLE I - World totals of estimates from 1957 to 1962 (in kilogrammes)

Drug

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962 *

Benzylmorphine
138 141 150 103 162 102
Cocaine
2,778 2,891 2, 581 2,522 2,423 2,287
Codeine-N-oxide
-
-
-
1 2 2
Desomorphine
2 2 1 1 1 1
Diacetylmorphine
141 123 104 103 80 57
Dihydromorphine
14 11 11 10 14 9
Ecgonine
2
-
-
-
580 600
Ecgonine methyl ester
32 53 110 132 90 33
Hydrocodone
1,459 1,587 1,567 1,664 1,511 1,749
Hydromorphinol
-
-
-
-
6 5
Hydromorphone
202 236 164 191 199 170
Metopon
3 3 3 5 3 3
Morphine
111,237 123,135 119,385 128,484 135,447 135,218
Morphine-N-oxide
-
-
-
--
-
1
Nicomorphine
-
2 12 20 15 12
Normorphine
-
-
3 1 2 1
Oxycodone
601 770 723 881 825 952
Oxymorphone
5 4 7 20 20 35
Thebacon
183 182 151 157 149 157
Thebaine
4,572 4,589 3,769 3,597 6,564 6,650
Alphaprodine
75 77 68 63 55 73
Anileridine
717 886 1,078 731 322 587
Benzethidine
-
-
-
-
2
-
Betaprodine
8
-
-
-
-
-
Dextromoramide
126 535 759 673 648 501
Diethylthiambutene
27 19 17 21 16 14
Dimepheptanol
-
1
-
-
-
-
Dimethylthiambutene
2 6 1 32
-
1
Dioxaphetyl butyrate
2 2 2
-
1 1
Diphenoxylate
-
-
-
1 163 277
Dipipanone
10 53 108 113 87 36
Ethylmethylihiambutene
2
-
1
-
-
-
Etoxeridine
-
31 13 3 4 5
Furethidine
-
-
-
-
2
-
Isomethadone
18 21 9 8 6 6
Ketobemidone
85 136 104 144 187 157
Levomethorphan
-
-
-
-
1 1
Levomoramide
-
-
196 326 204 89
Levorphanol
156 92 91 103 76 80
Metazocine
-
-
-
145 10 20
Methadone
906 769 852 908 777 588
Normethadone
198 286 290 661 623 350
Pethidine
17,994 17,216 18,162 19,185 22,472 20,891
Pethidine, intermediate B
-
-
-
-
-
84
Phenadoxone
82 65 40 31 25 15
Phenazocine
-
-
20 109 48 58
Phenoperidine
-
-
-
3 8 6
Piminodine
-
-
-
388 1,037 910
Properidine
41 35 27 19 12 11
Racemoramide
-
-
7 241 243 581
Racemorphan
3 2 4 1
-
-
Trimeperidine
-
1,150 1,200 1,401 907 1,278
Acetyldihydrocodeine
14 17 20 12 17 75
Codeine
105,639 106,609 110,853 115,187 121,484 118,849
Dihydrocodeine
1,816 2,621 3,720 3,476 3,313 3,877
Ethylmorphine
10,230 9,225 10,554 9,822 9,994 10,270
Nicocodine
-
-
-
-
-
1
Pholcodine
1,320 1,646 1,505 1,750 2,460 2,394

The figures for the year 1962 will be modified by the supplementary or amended estimates received up to 31 December 1962.