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Table PPP-6. Purity of heroin at retail level, 2005 [see all tables in this series...]

Part (i) Minimum, maximum, mean and modal (typical) purity recorded (percentage)

CountryHeroin (undistinguished)Brown heroinWhite heroin
Sample sizeMin.Max.MeanModeSample sizeMin.Max.MeanModeSample sizeMin.Max.MeanMode
Belgium 262.38221.511.5
Bulgaria 1303591915
Czech Republic 194.78941.517
Denmark(1) 5087031281614796067
Germany(2)4283 15
Estonia 231.79429.731
Greece 0.510022.2
Spain 24
France 366LT581.916.21320LT57611.414617.481.956.670.6
Latvia 792874473; 33; 26
Lithuania 1.277.83952
Luxembourg 374.957.728.257.4
Hungary 597302020 ; 25
Malta 6327.241.638.639.7
Netherlands-A 41 7843.1
Netherlands-B 1 2323
Austria 1570.
Poland 140.233.9
Portugal 296.74118.5
Slovenia 2451.550.716.514.6
United Kingdom(4) 460719746.552
Turkey 9296547
Norway 27414826 4296145


 Min. = minimum purity recorded; Max. = maximum purity recorded; Mean = mean purity recorded; Mode = Most frequent (typical) purity recorded.       

 LT = less than.               

 Data were not available in 2005 for the unlisted EU Member States.               

 (1) Data reported as modes are actually median values.         

 (2) The value reported as mean is actually the median.   

 (3) The value reported as mean is actually the weighted mean.   

 (4) Data refer to England and Wales only.         


 Reitox national focal points, see Table PPP-6 part (ii).         

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