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14 Dec 2023

Myanmar Surpasses Afghanistan as Top Opium Producer

[UN report reveals](https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/myanmar-is-now-worlds-largest-source-opium-un-says-2023-12-12/) Myanmar's opium production rose by 36% to 1,080 tonnes, surpassing Afghanistan's 330 tonnes after the Taliban enacted a drug ban. This production leap positions Myanmar as the leading global supplier, with Afghanistan's cultivation diminishing by a staggering 95% in the previous year.