Coca Cultivation in Colombia vs. Bolivia: Recently Revised US Statistics

Although the US frequently pats Colombia on the back for coca reduction and anti-drug efforts, Bolivia’s coca cultivation is substantially lower than Colombia’s, especially when factoring in the 12,000 hectares of coca destined for licit uses.  In Colombia, there is a much smaller traditional use, and no legal designation for licit coca.

Recently revised US statistics on coca cultivation in the Colombia and Bolivia (not destined for traditional use):

Source: ONDCP Coca in the Andes

Note: The Bolivia figure reflects the US estimate for total coca cultivation, minus 12,000 hectares for coca designated for traditional use according to Bolivian law.