Estimated Worldwide Prevalence of Cocaine Use

"Globally, an estimated 19 million people were pastyear users of cocaine in 2018, corresponding to 0.4 per cent of the global population aged 15–64. The main cocaine markets continue to be North America and Western and Central Europe, with a prevalence of use of 2.1 per cent and 1.4 per cent, respectively, while the highest prevalence of past-year cocaine use is in Australia and New Zealand, at 2.2 per cent of the population aged 15–64. Cocaine use is also higher than the global average in Central America (0.7 per cent) and South America (1.0 per cent). Cocaine use in the other subregions remains much lower than the global average."


World Drug Report 2020. Booklet Two: Drug Use and Health Consequences. June 2020. United Nations publication, Sales No. E.20.XI.6.