NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80
Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
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38 5.2 Methamphetamine Key points The median price for a point of methamphetamine powder was $100, the same price as reported in 2010. The median price for a point of ice/crystal methamphetamine decreased from $200 in 2010 to $150 in 2011. The median price for a point of base was $150 compared to $100 in 2010. The median price for a gram of speed powder was $400 compared to $450 in 2010. The median price of a gram of ice was $1,000 as compared to $1,350 in 2010. The median price for a gram of base methamphetamine was $700 compared to $250 in 2010. The majority of respondents rated all forms of methamphetamine, especially powder, as either easy or very easy to obtain. More respondents rated purity of all forms of methamphetamine as high than did so in 2010. 5.2.1 Price The median price of the most recent purchase for the various forms of methamphetamine is shown in Table 31. No respondents commented upon ounce prices and there was considerable variation in the range of price paid for points and grams of powder and base. It is significant that in 2011 there were more recent purchasers of ice than of speed powder. Table 31: Price of most recent methamphetamine purchases by participants, 2010-11 2010 2011 Amount Median price $ Range $ Number of purchasers Median price $ Range $ Number of purchasers Speed Point (0.1g) Gram Ounce 100 450 5000 50-200 4,000-1,500 5,000-7,000 15 11 3 100 400 - 50-150 160-600 - 16 12 - Base Point Gram Ounce 100 250 7000 70-100 250-900 - 4 3 1 150 700 - 80-200 400-1,000 - 4 2 - Ice/crystal Point (0.1g) Gram Ounce 200 1350 15,500 100-200 1,200-1,500 13,000-18,000 10 2 2 150 1,000 - 100-200 - - 12 23 - Source: IDRS participant interviews Speed powder In 2011 the median price of both points and half-weights of speed powder did not differ to prices reported in 2010, with the median price of points at $100 and the median price of a half-weight at $250 (Figure 20).
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