UN: Opium Production in Myanmar Increased in 2013

870 tons produced this year


The United Nations says opium production in Burma continued to increase in 2013, in part because poppy farmers had few other ways to make a living.

In an annual report, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated Burma, also known as Myanmar, produced 870 tons of opium in 2013—the highest amount since it began keeping track in 2002.