Counterfeit Industry Statistics

The counterfeit industry generates billions of dollars in revenue each year, with estimates suggesting that it makes up around 3% of global trade.

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"Counterfeit goods make up 3.3% of global trade, according to a 2019 report."

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"The total value of counterfeit and pirated goods is estimated to be $509 billion in 2016."

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"The US experiences the most economic impact from counterfeiting, suffering a $225 billion loss."

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"In Europe, counterfeit products cause an estimated loss of €60 billion annually."

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"China is the biggest producer of counterfeit goods, accounting for 80% of all seizures."

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"Luxury brands are the most affected by the counterfeiting industry, losing out on $30 billion each year."

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"Counterfeit pharmaceuticals is a thriving market, expected to reach $95 billion in 2022."

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"It is estimated that up to €26.3bn is lost every year across the EU due to counterfeit wine and spirits."

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"Counterfeit toys could be costing the EU €1.4 billion every year."

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"Nearly 10% of automotive parts sold worldwide are counterfeit."

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"Global losses from counterfeit electrical goods reach $169 billion per year."

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"Almost 70% of all counterfeit goods seized worldwide originate from East Asia."

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"Around 96% of counterfeit goods in the US are from China and Hong Kong."

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"The counterfeit cigarette industry costs governments around $40-$50 billion annually in lost tax revenue."

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"The counterfeit smartphone industry was worth nearly $48 billion in 2021."

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"The global value of counterfeit and pirated goods could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022."

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"Apple and Samsung products are the main target of high-tech counterfeiting operations."

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