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Table PPP-8. Purity of synthetic drugs at retail level, 2011

Part (i) Minimum, maximum, mean, median and modal purity recorded

CountryAmphetamine (percentage)Methamphetamine (percentage)Ecstasy (mg of MDMA base per unit)
Sample sizeMin.Max. MeanMedianModeSample sizeMin.Max. MeanMedianModeSample sizeMin.Max. MeanMedianMode
Belgium 1800.490.222.220.2:413.172.828.714.4:310.7150.585.385.7:
Bulgaria(1)5580.373.410.463511.57532.82760::::::
Czech Republic 34.212.56.95::1635.382.469.01746951778.842.9823.99:
Denmark-A5615775:43301615:::::::
Denmark-B::::::::::::631077281:
Germany(2)3102:::6.9:::::::7519046242:73:
Estonia2881.365131214691371615115055128918686
Ireland::::::::::::::::::
Greece::::::::::::::::::
Spain::::::::::::::::::
France50071.115.46.60.7116.48078.879.280310129.470.673.91.5
Italy58.77022.510:5108767.680:1135135848585
Cyprus::::::::::::::::::
Latvia2944620:2468138726:32139014499:90
Lithuania(3):2.671.922:::0.971.920::::::::
Luxembourg104.529.515.6::::::::644.489.977.9::
Hungary2870.55015102522580353030::::::
Malta::::::::::::2100308055:54
Netherlands110717429.7::317829::19691220100.3::
Austria(4)590.1628.57.95.5:283.880.35265.8:::::::
Poland 34617818.113:::::::::::::
Portugal122.265.423.69.3:229.430.730.130.1:116.9137.259.858.1:
Romania(5)::::::::::::::::::
Slovenia1140.221.44.94.3:::::::::::::
Slovakia(6)84.882.710.1:25.17740.28369.2:73.4247290.676.9:78.6
Finland5011751816:313622213:::::::
Sweden10631100272629117185343239::::::
United Kingdom(7)9090.19810.474.12711004495.598.8101711671::
Croatia3110.4706.84.17181.978.539.647.5:214013279.670.3:
Turkey638.329.416.813.512.263719982.38182211216133141145
Norway:19925:::99638::4497562::
 

Notes:

Min. = minimum purity recorded; Max. = maximum purity recorded; Mean = mean purity recorded; Median = middle purity value in the ranked data set; Mode = Most frequent (typical) purity recorded.

The minimum 'zero' values represent a value greater than zero but lower than the minimum sensitivity threshold that allows a robust estimate.

(1) Data provided for purity of methamphetamine is given in content in mg per tablet/unit: Sample size = 25.; Min = 0,3; Max = 81; Mean = 29,1; Median = 24; Mode = 37,7.

(2) Data provided for purity of methamphetamine is given in content in mg per tablet/unit: Sample size = 24813.; Min = 7; Max = 14; Mean = n.a; Median = 112; Mode = n.a.

(3) Data provided for purity of ecstasy is given in % of MDMA: Sample size = n.a; Min = 0.4; Max = 67.5; Mean = 26; Median = n.a; Mode = n.a.

(4) Data provided for purity of ecstasy is given in % of MDMA: Sample size = 33; Min = 19.1; Max = 83.75; Mean = 63.4; Median = 79.66; Mode = n.a.

(5) The amphetamine sample contained 7 unmarked tablets and the purity of these tablets was 4%. The ecstasy sample weighed 44.22 grams and its purity was 94.63%.

(6) Data reported as means is actually a weighted mean.

(7) Data refer to England and Wales and Scottish Police Service Authority.

Source:

Reitox national focal points. See also Table PPP-8 part (ii).

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