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Sharp increase in prices of opium

Friday, 13 January 2012
The price of Afghan opium rose dramatically last year. The poppy-growing farmers in Afghanistan, where 90 percent of the world's opium comes, earned an estimated $1.4 billion, representing 9 percent of its GDP, according to the UN

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Prices rose in 2010 after poppy cultivation in five provinces were affected by a fungal disease. But since then the groves recovered, reports the BBC.
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