Heroin and cocaine prices in Europe and USA

Heroin prices in Western and Central Europe, 2006-2016

Heroin retail prices (street prices), US$ per gram

 Country

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Austria

             69

             99

110

97

93

98

64

80

53

44

66

Belgium

             32

             33

36

33

32

42

36

37

33

24

24

Denmark

           100

             92

158

148

151

160

147

148

139

103

104

Finland

           125

           151

235

223

159

168

155

160

185

164

166

France

             67

             55

66

56

53

49

45

47

46

38

38

Germany

             46

             48

53

51

48

59

55

65

57

55

53

Greece

             75

             75

59

54

40

24

18

28

28

26

26

Ireland

           251

           274

294

209

207

209

193

200

197

153

155

Italy

             66

             66

78

72

68

73

67

68

65

53

53

Luxembourg

          102

             96

96

96

88

78

72

74

74

61

61

Netherlands

             38

             33

53

53

51

60

55

47

45

45

45

Norway

          220

           240

170

160

152

161

143

126

109

92

92

Portugal

             52

             52

49

51

47

50

46

48

34

32

29

Spain

             78

             86

92

86

80

83

76

76

75

63

64

Sweden

138

          185

234

201

214

272

306

169

127

135

117

Switzerland

             39

             42

37

46

48

57

64

68

61

61

61

United Kingdom

             71

           101

83

69

62

64

63

63

78

59

68

Unweighted average, in US$

         92

       101

       112

       100

         94

       100

         94

         89

         83

         71

         72

Weighted* average, US$

68

74

80

72

68

73

69

68

66

56

58

Weighted* average, Euro

54

54

55

52

51

52

53

51

50

52

52

Euro-inflation-adjusted weighted* average, in 2016 Euro

63

61

60

57

55

55

54

52

50

52

52

 

Heroin wholesale prices, US$ per kilogram

 Country

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Austria

      37,640

      54,810

      58,824

     41,715

      39,741

     41,882

     30,928

      40,010

      32,899

          27,352

          27,685

Belgium

      18,820

      20,554

      14,706

      15,991

      15,102

      10,720

      20,619

      18,338

      18,338

      17,505

     17,505

Denmark

      35,967

      33,091

      52,335

     49,066

      48,952

     51,791

     47,614

     64,743

     40,950

          47,654

          44,610

Finland

      69,192

     54,810

      58,824

      58,824

     52,989

      55,843

      51,546

     53,346

     53,346

      53,346

     53,346

France

      35,550

      34,246

     36,743

     17,385

     15,897

      11,169

      13,853

      13,337

      19,739

          16,411

         16,411

Germany

      22,510

      25,810

      26,471

      26,717

      32,519

      35,500

      35,366

      41,233

      29,609

          36,379

          33,776

Greece

      19,450

      19,450

      22,413

     21,205

     18,215

     23,035

     21,263

     16,004

     15,791

          17,505

          19,934

Ireland

      33,967

      33,967

      44,120

      41,725

      39,741

      41,882

     38,660

     40,010

     52,638

          43,764

          44,297

Italy

      28,830

      31,676

      46,300

     44,044

     39,478

     39,687

     34,912

     35,537

     32,961

      29,727

      29,884

Luxembourg

      44,030

     31,451

      33,763

     31,925

     30,414

     32,052

     29,587

     30,000

     30,000

      30,000

     30,000

Netherlands

      16,625

      16,957

      19,841

      19,841

     22,079

      23,268

     21,478

     22,228

     22,228

      22,228

     22,228

Norway

      53,325

      58,235

      47,766

     47,766

     47,794

     45,372

     41,223

     37,074

     32,925

      28,775

     28,775

Portugal

      34,512

      20,554

      27,206

     38,239

     29,806

      31,411

     28,995

     30,007

     30,007

      30,007

     30,007

Spain

      47,371

      47,671

      50,697

      46,621

      43,993

      44,530

      42,110

      42,012

      38,807

      35,138

      35,755

Sweden

      35,970

      37,059

      38,339

     32,471

      41,471

     54,494

      44,246

      46,225

      41,447

          41,447

         41,447

Switzerland

      21,470

      23,180

      25,584

      25,190

     27,710

      30,609

      28,805

      30,440

      27,356

      27,245

     27,245

United Kingdom

      28,320

      27,163

      29,569

      24,628

      32,297

      40,167

      47,479

      46,835

      41,925

      40,000

      31,165

Unweighted average, in US$

34,326

33,570

37,265

34,315

34,012

36,083

34,040

35,728

32,998

32,028

31,416

Weighted* average, US$

30,886

31,576

35,651

30,904

31,910

33,645

33,572

34,959

31,620

31,091

29,334

Weighted* average, Euro per gram

25

23

24

22

24

24

26

26

24

28

26

Euro-inflation-adjusted weighted* average,

 in 2016 Euro per gram

28

26

27

24

26

25

27

26

24

28

26

 

Cocaine prices in Western and Central Europe, 2006-2016

Cocaine retail prices (street prices), US$ per gram

 Country

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Austria

         78

             99

       110

           97

           97

103

103

100

132

109

111

Belgium

         60

             67

         72

           71

           67

75

73

68

70

59

59

Denmark

         81

             74

         99

           93

           89

94

87

92

103

73

74

Finland

       100

           110

       154

         139

         106

112

103

107

145

126

111

France

         97

             96

       103

           83

           80

87

84

87

86

71

71

Germany

         74

             86

         91

           87

87

92

84

92

100

81

84

Greece

       110

          111

       110

         104

           96

98

97

120

112

94

94

Ireland

         88

             96

       103

           97

           93

98

90

93

92

77

78

Italy

       104

           112

       111

           99

           92

95

90

95

94

79

87

Luxembourg

       106

             89

        89

           89

         166

119

110

114

112

93

93

Netherlands

        60

             59

         63

           63

           59

73

67

69

69

69

69

Norway

      151

           164

       154

         146

139

147

135

127

109

92

92

Portugal

         56

             55

        66

           66

61

70

65

63

63

63

63

Spain

         76

             83

         89

           83

79

82

76

77

76

64

64

Sweden

      101

             96

       138

         104

         111

125

147

139

127

108

117

Switzerland

        74

             75

         65

           82

           96

102

96

99

78

78

78

United Kingdom

        87

             91

         74

           62

           62

64

63

67

62

59

54

Unweighted average, in US$

      88

         92

      99

        92

        93

      96

        92

         95

        96

        82

        82

Weighted* average, US$

86

92

94

84

82

87

83

86

87

74

75

Weighted* average, Euro

      68

         67

      64

        61

        62

      62

        64

         65

        66

        68

        68

Euro-inflation-adjusted weighted* average, in 2016 Euro

      79

         76

      70

        66

        66

      65

        65

         65

        66

        68

        68

 

Cocaine wholesale prices, US$ per kilogram

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Austria

50,185

61,661

66,176

48,668

52,989

62,823

51,546

73,351

65,797

54,705

55,371

Belgium

32,480

47,958

53,757

46,675

46,365

46,594

48,722

44,011

44,011

31,798

31,798

Denmark

40,520

40,445

43,447

40,730

44,501

47,083

43,286

44,395

49,140

29,326

29,740

Finland

56,611

61,660

66,176

62,573

59,612

97,724

90,206

130,032

128,305

95,733

77,519

France

50,190

61,661

44,118

41,715

39,741

38,392

38,660

40,010

46,058

38,293

38,293

Germany

45,320

48,826

54,114

57,171

53,496

64,044

49,982

48,678

50,128

46,849

46,932

Greece

62,735

62,735

69,853

63,964

59,612

56,541

52,835

56,680

62,507

51,969

52,602

Ireland

39,636

41107

44,118

36,161

34,443

36,298

38,660

93,356

32,899

32,823

33,223

Italy

52,920

56,029

63,514

57,153

53,593

54,694

48,854

51,738

52,082

42,877

43,499

Luxembourg

31,450

33,787

36,299

38,996

41,895

45,008

48,353

51,947

55,808

55,808

55,808

Netherlands

35,000

42,409

46,691

44,149

41,596

43,836

40,464

41,877

41,877

41,877

41,877

Norway

56,400

61,661

51,471

48,668

46,365

48,862

45,103

46,678

46,678

46,678

46,678

Portugal

31,365

34,256

44,118

41,716

39,741

41,882

38,660

40,010

40,010

40,010

40,010

Spain

41,210

46,274

48,709

45,941

45,034

47,877

43,909

44,756

44,857

37,603

38,586

Sweden

39,270

51,883

72,844

45,459

48,382

54,494

51,620

53,159

43,938

59,744

46,860

Switzerland

41,090

44,351

49,307

50,379

52,554

58,950

55,477

58,625

52,685

52,472

52,472

United Kingdom

50,943

60,362

64,682

76,963

76,897

80,334

79,132

66,907

62,112

57,778

44,715

Unweighted average, in US$

44,549

50,416

54,082

49,828

49,224

54,437

50,910

58,012

54,052

48,020

45,646

Weighted* average, US$

46,954

53,397

55,247

54,427

52,650

56,665

51,680

52,073

51,650

45,813

43,493

Weighted* average, Euro per gram

37

39

38

39

40

41

40

39

39

42

39

Euro-inflation-adjusted weighted* average,

in 2016 Euro per gram

43

44

41

43

43

42

41

39

39

42

39

Heroin prices in the United States, 1990-2016

Heroin retail prices (street prices) in the United States, in US$ per gram

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Average, in US$

    141

    144

    147

    147

    130

    136

    144

    151

    168

    146

     152

Average, inflation adjusted in 2016 US$

    168

    166

    164

    164

    143

    145

    151

    155

    170

    148

     152

Average, adjusted for purity

    470

    435

    446

    489

    565

    523

    465

    487

    540

    470

     491

Average, adjusted for purity and inflation in 2016 US$

    559

    504

    498

    547

    622

    558

    486

    501

    548

    476

     491

 

Heroin wholesale prices in the United States, in US$ per kilogram

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Average, in US$

65,000

71,200

57,500

65,053

65,750

55,583

61,000

61,000

68,333

59,500

53,333

Average, inflation adjusted in 2016 US$

77,383

82,417

64,098

72,776

72,369

59,307

63,767

62,846

69,277

60,251

53,333

Cocaine prices in the United States, 1990-2016

Cocaine retail prices (street prices) in the United States, in US$ per gram

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Average, in US$

      77

      76

      87

      78

      77

      79

      82

      89

      98

      84

       93

Average, inflation adjusted in 2016 US$

      92

      89

      97

      87

      85

      84

      85

      91

      99

      85

       93

Average, adjusted for purity

    106

    123

    171

    177

    165

    168

    186

    185

    208

    171

     165

Average, adjusted for purity and inflation in 2016 US$

    126

    143

    191

    198

    181

    179

    194

    190

    210

    173

     165

 

Cocaine wholesale prices in the United States, in US$ per kilogram

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Average, in US$

26,500

31,000

26,500

28,250

30,750

40,800

29,000

28,750

29,000

28,250

28,000

Average, inflation adjusted in 2016 US$

31,549

35,884

29,541

31,604

33,846

43,533

30,315

29,620

29,401

28,606

28,000

 

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* weighted by population (based on United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, World Population Prospects, the 2016 Revision, Total Population - Both Sexes)

Sources: UNODC ARQ data, EUROPOL, EMCDDA, Statistical Bulletin 2016 and previous years, 2015 National Drug Control Strategy - 2015 Data Supplement, DEA STRIDE database (https://www.dea.gov/resource-center/stride-data.shtml) and UNODC estimates (in italics).

Europe inflation adjustments based on price indices from Eurostat.  USA inflation adjustments based on Bureau of Labor Statistics, Historical Consumer Price Index.