Graph over development of street price for narcotics

Index for street price of white heroin has decreased with 53 per cent from 2011 to 2016. The street price of marijuana decreased with 9 per cent during the previous two years (2014-2016) and ecstasy decreased with 9,3 per cent from 2015 to 2016. The increasing trend regarding the street price for marijuana differs from other drugs which the prices has been stable or decreased during period 2011-2016. The street price for cocaine, brown heroin, amphetamine and hash have been relatively stable.

Street prices: The term 'street price' refers to the pricing during sale of small amounts at the consumer level (grams or unit level). The prices are adjusted for inflation in accordance with Statistics Sweden's Consumer Price Index (CPI measure) with base year 2011 (=100).

Index: Percentage number that shows the extent to which a price has changed over a period (month, quarter, and year) as compared with the price(s) in a certain year (base year) taken as a standard.

Source: The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN), Illicit Drug Reporting System.

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Indicators related

  • Use of cannabis
  • Use of narcotics (school pupils)
  • Treated, narcotics index
  • Mortality due to poisoning by drugs and narcotics