Global seizures of amphetamine-type stimulants

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) publishes findings from the worldwide monitoring of the production, trafficking, interception and consumption of illicit drugs in its annual World drug report. The current issue reports on seizures of ATS from 104 countries and territories. The report shows that interception and seizure of ATS in 2004-05 was higher than a decade before, but followed a downward trend that began in 2000. Methylamphetamine was the most commonly seized ATS, accounting for 40 percent of the more than 43 tonnes intercepted, with amphetamine (30%), non-specified amphetamines (18%) and ecstasy (12%) making up the remainder. By region, east and southeast Asia accounted for the most ATS seized (32%), followed by west and central Europe (25%) and north America (18%). Oceania, including Australia, accounted for five percent, with Australia accounting for four percent of world ATS seizures made at a national level.

Global amphetamine-type stimulants seizures, 2004–05 (percent) [see attached PDF for graph]