World Drug Report

Every year UNODC publishes the World Drug Report, which gathers the main data and trends analyses on production, traffic and consumption of illegal drugs worldwide. The data are compiled by UNODC from questionnaires sent to the Member States and compose a reference document to guide global policies on drugs.

The World Drug Report 2020

The Report  is again presented in six separate parts that divide the wealth of information and analysis contained in the report into individual reader-friendly booklets in which drugs are grouped by their psychopharmacological effect for the first time in the report's history.

Booklet 1 provides a summary of the four subsequent booklets by reviewing their key findings and highlighting policy implications based on their conclusions.  Booklet 2 contains a global overview of the latest estimates of and trends in the supply, use and health consequences of drugs. Booklet 3 looks at recent trends in the market for depressants (including opioids, sedatives, tranquillizers and hypnotics), while  Booklet 4 deals with recent trends in the market for stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances).  Booklet 5 contains a review of recent trends in the market for cannabis and for hallucinogens. The section on cannabis also includes a review of the latest developments in the jurisdictions that have adopted measures allowing the non-medical use of cannabis. Booklet 6 addresses a number of drug policy issues that all form part of the international debate on the drug problem and how to address it.

As in previous years, the 2020 World Drug Report is aimed at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.


World Drug Report 2020

Previous reports

• World Drug Report 2019

World Drug Report 2018

World Drug Report 2017

World Drug Report 2016

World Drug Report 2015

World Drug Report 2014

World Drug Report 2013

World Drug Report 2012

World Drug Report 2011

World Drug Report 2010

World Drug Report 2009

World Drug Report 2008

World Drug Report 2007

World Drug Report 2006

World Drug Report 2005

World Drug Report 2004

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2003

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2002

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2001

World Drug Report 2000

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2000

Global Illicit Drug Trends 1999

World Drug Report 1997