Price and purity

The average price (102) of cocaine at retail level varied widely across the EU in 2003, from €34 per gram in Spain to €175 per gram in Norway.

Compared with heroin, the average purity of cocaine at user level is high, varying in 2003 from 32 % in the Czech Republic and Germany to 83 % in Poland (103).


(102) See Table PPP-3 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.

(103) See Table PPP-7 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin. Note that the average purity estimates of cocaine in the Czech Republic and Poland in 2003 are based on small numbers of samples (n = 5 and 6 respectively).