Ranking of Illegal Economic Activities

Listed below are the estimated economic impact from the global black market to the listed countries.  The threat assessments and illegal economic activities are collected from security agencies, criminal justice programs and news articles. Click on the country name to see the breakdown of the threat assessment and additional information on criminal behavior.

The financial values of the countries make up half of the world black market value.

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  • VALUE in U.S. DOLLARS
  1. United States$625.63 Billion
  2. China$261 Billion
  3. Mexico$126.08 Billion
  4. Spain$124.06 Billion
  5. Italy$111.05 Billion
  6. Japan$108.3 Billion
  7. Canada$77.83 Billion
  8. India$68.59 Billion
  9. United Kingdom$61.96 Billion
  10. Russia$49.04 Billion
  11. Russia$49.04 Billion
  12. Germany$39.67 Billion
  13. South Korea$26.2 Billion
  14. Indonesia$23.05 Billion
  15. Philippines$17.27 Billion
  16. Turkey$17.16 Billion
  17. Brazil$17 Billion
  18. Australia$14.62 Billion
  19. Colombia$14.50 Billion
  20. Venezuela$14.195 Billion
  21. Thailand$13.95 Billion
  22. Paraguay$13 Billion
  23. Morocco$12.7 Billion
  24. Iran$10.64 Billion
  25. Guatemala$10.116 Billion
  26. Saudi Arabia$10.1 Billion
  27. France$9.85 Billion
  28. Nigeria$8.4 Billion
  29. Afghanistan$7.3 Billion
  30. Afghanistan$7.3 Billion
  31. Israel$7.05 Billion
  32. Peru$6.7 Billion
  33. Pakistan$6.53 Billion
  34. Iraq$5.172 Billion
  35. Bulgaria$4.741 Billion
  36. Hungary$4.6 Billion
  37. Switzerland$4.5 Billion
  38. Ukraine$4.310 Billion
  39. South Africa$3.93 Billion
  40. Greece$3.855 Billion
  41. Egypt$3.796 Billion
  42. Malaysia$2.99 Billion
  43. Ireland$2.98 Billion
  44. Taiwan$2.608 Billion
  45. North Korea$2.24 Billion
  46. Myanmar$1.704 Billion
  47. Romania$1.536 Billion
  48. Kuwait$1.412 Billion
  49. United Arab Emirates$1.10 Billion
  50. Argentina$1.068 Billion
  51. Zimbabwe$1.004 Billion
  52. Kenya$0.945 Billion ($945 Million)
  53. Poland$0.919 Billion ($919 Million)
  54. Laos$0.855 Billion ($855 Million)
  55. Vietnam$0.8155 Billion ($815.5 Million)
  56. New Zealand$0.806 Billion ($806 Million)
  57. Netherlands$0.644 Billion ($644 Million)
  58. Cambodia$0.614 Billion ($614 Million)
  59. Sweden$0.5963 Billion ($596.3 Million)
  60. Haiti$0.500 Billion ($500 Million)
  61. Czech Republic$0.453 Billion ($453 Million)
  62. Chile$0.4226 Billion ($422.6 Million)
  63. Somalia$0.414 Billion ($414 Million)
  64. Bangladesh$0.335 Billion ($335 Million)
  65. Bolivia$0.310 Billion ($310 Million)
  66. Norway$0.289 Billion ($289 Million)
  67. Moldova$0.270 Billion ($270 Million)
  68. Singapore$0.2693 Billion ($269.3 Million)
  69. Honduras$0.261 Billion ($261 Million)
  70. Belgium$0.252 Billion ($252 Million)
  71. Portugal$0.245 Billion ($245 Million)
  72. Austria$0.226 Billion ($226 Million)
  73. Denmark$0.222 Billion ($222 Million)
  74. Finland$0.210 Billion ($210 Million)
  75. Ecuador$0.127 Billion ($127 Million)
  76. Serbia$0.104 Billion ($104 Million)
  77. Dominican Republic$0.1029 Billion ($102.9 Million)
  78. Cuba$0.100 Billion ($100 Million)
  79. Mongolia$0.100 Billion ($100 Million)
  80. Jamaica$0.0975 Billion ($97.5 Million)
  81. Lebanon$0.0875 Billion ($87.5 Million)
  82. Costa Rica$0.0768 Billion ($76.8 Million)
  83. Croatia$0.074 Billion ($74 Million)
  84. El Salvador$0.058 Billion ($58 Million)
  85. Georgia$0.052 Billion ($52 Million)
  86. Lithuania$0.044 Billion ($44 Million)
  87. Ivory Coast$0.039 Billion ($39 Million)
  88. Brunei$0.039 Billion ($39 Million)
  89. Latvia$0.032 Billion ($32 Million)
  90. Jordan$0.031 Billion ($31 Million)
  91. Estonia$0.025 Billion ($25 Million)
  92. Cyprus$0.019 Billion ($19 Million)
  93. Montenegro$0.007 Billion ($7 Million)
  94. Nepal$0.0066 Billion ($6.6 Million)
  95. Albania$0.006 Billion ($6 Million)
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