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Largest opium producers: Afghanistan

Worldwide, the land on which opium poppy is cultivated has increased in size by 8% to 304,800 hectares, or 753,177 acres, between 2015 and 2016.

In Afghanistan alone the increase has been by 10%. In 2016, the country accounted for about two-thirds of the global area where illegal opium poppy is produced.

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