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Figure PPP-1. Indexed trends in EU retail prices for major drug types, adjusting for inflation, 2001–06


1. The trends represent the available information on national street-level prices (either typical or mean prices, depending on countries and data available) for each drug in the EU Member States and Norway, weighted by country population sizes to form an overall EU trend. Prices have been adjusted for national inflation rates (base year 2001) and all series indexed to a base of 100 in 2001.

2. Countries missing drug price information for two or more consecutive years are not included in the trend calculations: the trend for LSD is based on eight countries (66 % of the EU population), heroin brown on seven countries (50 % of the EU population), amphetamine on nine countries (63 % of the EU population), cocaine on 11 countries (66 % of the EU population), ecstasy on 11 countries (65 % of the EU population), herbal cannabis on 13 countries (73 % of the EU population), and cannabis resin on 14 countries (74 % of the EU population).

3. Additionally, where 2006 data are missing (six cases) 2005 prices are used; for missing 2001 data (12 cases) 2002 prices are used; data missing for other years (15 cases) have been interpolated from adjacent years.


Price data: Reitox national focal points Eurostat for inflation and population data

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