Value of Opium Grown in Myanmar in 2012

690 tons of opium was grown in Myanmar in 2012. According to security officials in the country, the value of the opium was worth $359 Million on the global drug market.

There are around 256,000 households in Myanmar who are involved in poppy cultivation.

Source:  Charlie Campbell, “Obstacles Ahead in Burma’s Opium War,” Time,  March 19, 2013.