Coca Harvests Are Down In The Andes

Coca Harvests Are Down In The Andes

By Dialogo
July 01, 2010

I think the world's authorities should unite behind one goal: STOP DRUGS, DESTROY PLANTATIONS. I TOLD YOU SO!

Coca-leaf harvests in the Andes dropped 5.3% in 2009, thanks in large part to
the 16% decline in Colombia. However, the U.N. warns of a growth trend of the crop
in Peru.
Crops in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru declined 5.3%.

2008 - 167.600 Hectares
2009 - 158.800 Hectares

Production (in tons)

2008 - 842 Tons
2009 - 1.111 Tons

Farmed area

Colômbia - 43%
Peru - 38%
Bolívia - 19%

Colômbia - From 2008 to 2009, the coca harvest fell 16%.

2008 - 81,000 Hectares
2009 - 68.000 Hectares

Bolívia - From 2008 to 2009, the coca harvest rose 1%.

2008 - 30.500 Hectares
2009 - 30.900 Hectares

Peru - From 2008 to 2009, the amount of land used for coca crops rose
6.8%.

2008 - 56.100 Hectares
2009 - 59.000 Hectares

Although Colombia remains the country with the largest amount of land
employed for coca crops, ahead of Peru, the latter is now the largest producer in
the Andean region.
Cocaine production in the Andean region in 2009 (in tons)

Colômbia - 103,000 (39%)
Peru - 119.000 (46%)

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