Average Drug Prices in Germany, 2010-2011
"As far as the average drug prices (Table 10.7) are concerned, there were hardly any changes of any significance observed from 2010 to 2011.
"At retail level, the prices for cocaine (+-0%), ecstasy (+-0%), hashish (+1%), marijuana (+2%), amphetamine (+5%) and LSD (+9%) either stayed constant or rose slightly. The prices for heroin (+17%), crystal (+17%) and crack (+18%), however, rose on a nationwide to a noticeable degree.
"Prices at wholesale level are difficult to compare to the previous years: an international expert group led by the EMCDDA initiated a harmonisation of the data collection procedures for wholesale drug processes in Europe which led, in a first step, to a clearer differentiation of large quantities in the categories from 0.5 to < 1.5 kg (or respectively 500 to < 1,500 consumption units), 1.5 to < 10 kg (1,500 to < 10,000 consumption units) and 10 kg to < 100 kg (10,000 to < 100,000 consumption units) and larger127. This differentiation was also implemented by the BKA.
"Whilst the prices for wholesale volumes of heroin rose slightly and for cocaine more starkly at the 0.5 to <1.5kg level, the other wholesale prices either remained stable or fell."
German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), p. 187.