Opium cultivation down in Myanmar

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports that poppy cultivation in Myanmar reduced by 11% in 2019 compared with 2018, a reduction of 33,100 hectares; however, the yield per hectare increased by 9% over the same time meaning that total output may not have reduced. The price of fresh and dry opium reduced by 4% and 7% respectively, indicating a declining demand and a shift towards synthetic drug markets.

Source: https://nenow.in/neighbour/myanmar/myanmar-opium-cultivation-falls.html