Colombia remains world’s largest cocaine producer, despite declining crops

Colombia accounts for 62% of that global production. According to the UN, Colombia's potential cocaine production increased by 8% to 1,228 tons in 2020. That is due to laboratories becoming more sophisticated and efficient.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World cocaine production reached an all-time high in 2020, with an 11% growth over 2019, and reached 1,982 tons, despite stabilization in coca bush cultivation, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) World Drug Report 2022.

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