Havocscope Black Market Rankings

Listed below is the rankings of activities and products that are sold on the underground economy. The estimated impact of the black market is collected from various criminal justice programs. Click on the activity or product to see more criminal justice information.

The activities listed below is combined with the underground economy values by Countries to create the estimated world black market value.

** Values for  Corruption, and Money Laundering are not included in this index due to its overlapping nature.

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  • VALUE in U.S. DOLLARS
  1. Counterfeit Drugs$200 Billion
  2. Prostitution$186.00 Billion
  3. Counterfeit Electronics$169 Billion
  4. Marijuana$141.80 Billion
  5. Illegal Gambling$140 Billion
  6. Cocaine$85 Billion
  7. Prescription Drugs $72.5 Billion
  8. Heroin$68 Billion
  9. Software Piracy$63 Billion
  10. Cigarette Smuggling$50 Billion
  11. Counterfeit Foods$49 Billion
  12. Counterfeit Auto Parts$45 Billion
  13. Oil Theft$37.23 Billion
  14. Human Smuggling$35 Billion
  15. Counterfeit Toys$34 Billion
  16. Human Trafficking$32 Billion
  17. Illegal Logging$30 Billion
  18. Methamphetamine$28.25 Billion
  19. Illegal Fishing$23.5 Billion
  20. Wildlife Trafficking$19 Billion
  21. Ecstasy$16.07 Billion
  22. Music Piracy$12.5 Billion
  23. Fake Shoes$12 Billion
  24. Counterfeit Clothing$12 Billion
  25. Waste Dumping$11 Billion
  26. Art Theft$10 Billion
  27. Cable Piracy$8.5 Billion
  28. Video Game Piracy$8.1 Billion
  29. Counterfeit Sporting Goods$6.5 Billion
  30. Counterfeit Pesticides$5.8 Billion
  31. Alcohol Smuggling$5.0 Billion
  32. Mobile Entertainment Piracy$3.4 Billion
  33. Counterfeit Cosmetics$3.0 Billion
  34. Movie Piracy$2.5 Billion
  35. Metals and Minerals Smuggling$2.3 Billion
  36. Counterfeit Aircraft Parts$2 Billion
  37. Counterfeit Weapons$1.8 Billion
  38. Kidnap and Ransom$1.5 Billion
  39. International Adoptions$1.3 Billion
  40. Counterfeit Watches$1 Billion
  41. Arms Trafficking$1 Billion
  42. Fake Diplomas and Degrees$1 Billion
  43. Book Piracy$0.6 Billion ($600 Million)
  44. Nuclear Smuggling$0.1 Billion ($100 Million)
  45. Counterfeit IDs and Passports$0.1 Billion ($100 Million)
  46. Counterfeit Money$0.081 Billion ($81 Million)
  47. Organ Trafficking$0.075 Billion ($75 Million)
  48. Counterfeit Purses$0.07 Billion ($70 Million)
  49. Counterfeit Lighters$0.042 Billion ($42 Million)
  50. Counterfeit Batteries$0.023 Billion ($23 Million)