10 year coca production in Peru

In the ten years between 1998 to 2008, the area devoted to coca cultivation in Peru increased by 45 percent. In 2008 alone, the area of coca cultivation increased by 4.5 percent in Peru from the previous year.

In contrast, in 2008 coca cultivation in Colombia decreased by 18 percent from the previous year.

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Source: Simon Romero, “Coca Growing Surges in Peru as Drug Fight Shifts Trade,” New York Times, June 13, 2010.