Trouble could be brewing in Brazil as the country’s demand for cocaine has grown rapidly over the past few years and now represents 18% of global demand. That is still less than half of the US demand. However, from a raw usage perspective, Brazil has grown past the US and it’s 2.6 million coke users.
The country today consumes 18% of the world’s yearly supply of the drug, with 2.8 million Brazilians, or 1.4% of the population, snorting or smoking a combined 92,000 kilograms in 2010, according to estimates provided to us by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Party like it’s 1988.
PS – I found this on a new site called Quartz, from the folks at The Atlantic. It seems like a really smart and interesting site/publication…check it out.