Italy Economy: Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

Facts, statistics and other information about the black market economy of Italy. Crime, trafficking and smuggling facts about Italy is collected from government reports, news articles and other public sources. The original source about the Italy economy is available by clicking on the data.


Illegal Economy of Italy

  1. Amount of Counterfeit Goods Sold in Italy $9.3 Billion
  2. Art Theft in Italy 20,000 cases reported per year
  3. Book Publishing Losses Due to Piracy $20 Million
  4. Bulk Cash Smuggling in Italy $165 Million seized in 2012
  5. Camorra Mafia Revenue from Counterfeit Goods $25 Billion per year
  6. Cancer Rate in Naples Rose nearly 50% due to toxic waste dumping
  7. Chinese Organized Crime in Italy $3.3 Billion laundered between 2006-2010
  8. Cocaine Price in Italy $91.6 per gram
  9. Cocaine Use in Milan 0.5 to 1 grams used per 1,000 citizens
  10. Counterfeit “Made in Italy” Foods 28,000 tons in 2012
  11. Counterfeit Clothes Sold in Italy $4.6 Billion
  12. Counterfeit Euros in the EU Half produced in Italy
  13. Counterfeit Food Sales in Italy $1.4 Billion in 2010
  14. Drug Addiction Treatment Spending in Italy $14.5 Billion per year
  15. Drug Sales by the Italian Mafia $83 Billion in 2008
  16. Ecstasy Price in Italy $22.0 per pill
  17. Environmental Crimes Profit by Mafia $19.6 Billion
  18. Fake Champagne Bottles 60,000 seized in single raid
  19. Fake Italian Olive Oil 80% made with cheaper oils
  20. Food Production as portion of Mafia racketeering profits 5.6%
  21. Football Match Fixing in Italy $516,000 per game
  22. Foreign Women Murders 25% of all murders in 2004 were foreign women
  23. Gold Smuggling Smuggling ring made $207 Million in profits
  24. Gun Sales by Mafia in Italy $8 Billion
  25. Heroin Price in Italy $80.6 per gram
  26. Human Smuggling from China into Italy $15,000 per migrant
  27. Human Trafficking in Italy 2,400 in 2010
  28. Human Trafficking of Nigerian Women into Italy 8,000 to 10,000 per year
  29. Human Trafficking Profits in Italy $850 Million
  30. Illegally Caught Tuna by Italian Fishing Boats 130 tonnes in 2013
  31. Italian Mafia Members in Germany 65 active members in Bavaria
  32. Italian Mafia Revenue $204 Billion
  33. Mafia Control of Agriculture and Food Production $16 Billion
  34. Mafia Drug Trafficking ‘Ndragheta controls 80% of Europe’s cocaine imports
  35. Mafia Influence in Italy 13 Million people live in areas of Mafia control
  36. Mafia Loan Sharks Revenue in Italy $17 Billion per year
  37. Mafia Murders by Syndicates 3,374 murders between 1992-2010
  38. Mafia Profits from Farming $19.2 Billion
  39. Mafia Syndicate ‘Ndragheta Annual Revenue $73 Billion in 2013
  40. Marijuana Price in Italy $11.3 per gram
  41. Match Fixing Football Games in Italy $2.75 Billion between 2005-2011
  42. Money Laundering in Italy $1 Trillion flagged between 2002-2012
  43. Movie Piracy Losses in Italy $161 Million
  44. Music Piracy Losses in Italy $45 Million
  45. Pirated Moves and Music Viewing 37% view pirated content
  46. Pirated Software in Italy $1.94 Billion in 2011
  47. Pirated Video Games Losses in Italy $817 Million
  48. Price of a Mafia Kneecap $3,700
  49. Sex Trade Revenue in Italy $600 Million
  50. Tax Evasion in Italy Nearly 12,000 evaded $74 Billion in 2012
  51. Tax Evasion in Italy on Internet Sales $4.2 Billion per year
  52. Trash Dumping by Mafia Over 10 Million tons between 1990-2012
  53. Wildlife Seizures in Italy 30,000 wildlife products seized in 1 month
  54. Witness Protection Program in Italy Nearly 4,700 witnesses in 2010

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