Impact of Coca on Colombia’s economy

Cocaine production and the cultivation of coca contributed to 0.3 percent of Colombia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2009. ┬áCocaine’s impact on the GDP was lower in 2009 than the 1.4 percent of GDP in 2001.

In the 2001-2010 decade, coca cultivation decreased by 57 percent.

In 2010, between 350 million to 400 metric tons of cocaine was produced in Colombia, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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Source: Jim Wyss, “Study shows shrinking power of Colombian cocaine trade,” Miami Herald, December 14, 2011.