Value of Opium Produced in Laos and Myanmar in 2012

In 2012, the financial value of opium produced in Laos and Myanmar was estimated to be worth $431 Million, according to the United Nations. The value of the opium from the two countries was a third higher than in 2011.

The farm-gate prices for a kilogram of opium in Laos was reported to be $1,800. In Myanmar, the farm gate price of a kilogram was $520.

(Cost to buy heroin for sale on the black market.)

38,000 households are involved in the growing of opium in Laos, and 300,000 households grow the drug in Myanmar.

(All heroin facts and statistics.)

Source:  “Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation,” Bangkok Post, October 31, 2012.