Seizures of ecstasy by US Customs increased tenfold on the border with Canada. In 203, 568,220 doses of ecstasy was seized at the border. In 2006, 5,485,619 million ecstasy doses was seized.
3.2 million people in the United Kingdom used at least one illicit drug in 2008, according to the British Crime Survey.
According to the International Narcotics Control Board, the amount of Americans who abuse prescription drugs is greater than the number of people who abuse cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and inhalants combined.
Ecstasy from Canada is the biggest source of trafficking in Japan, followed by the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Between 12 and 24 million people worldwide used ecstasy at least once in 2007.
20 million ecstasy pills and between 4 to 5 tons of heroin were trafficked into Israel in 2008. Nearly all of the heroin entered through the shared border with Lebanon.
There were 615,000 first-time users of ecstasy in 2005, and 860,000 first-time users in 2006.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the total value of the global ecstasy market to be valued at $16.07 billion. Number of ecstasy users worldwide: 19.5 million.