Price of Ephedrine in Latin America

The price of a single allergy pill containing ephedrine on the black market in Guatemala is $2.50.

A kilogram of bulk ephedrine from China costs $10,000 on the black market in Mexico.

Ephedrine is in high demand as it is used to make methamphetamine.

(Price of methamphetamine on the black market.)

Source: William Booth and Anne-Marie O’Conner, “Mexican cartels emerge as top source for U.S. meth,” Washington Post, November 28, 2010.