From 2011 to October 2012, authorities in the United Arab Emirates has seized over 2 million counterfeit HP supplies in the country.
Across the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa region, HP has seized nearly 8 million counterfeit products and supplies.
Source: “UAE raises pressure on counterfeiters, apprehends repeat offender of fake supplies for HP printers,” AMEinfo.com, October 17, 2012.
A legitimate iPhone 5 is sold in retail stores in Vietnam for $959 (20 Million Vietnamese Dong). A counterfeit version of the iPhone5 made in China is available for purchase in Vietnam for $28 (600,000 VND). A counterfeit version of the iPhone 4S is available for $43 (900,000 VND).
There are other types of counterfeit smartphones and tablets available for sale in Vietnam. A legitimate Nokia N9 smartphone retails for $479 (10 Million VND). The counterfeit version of the smartphone is sold for 471 (1.5 Million VND).
A Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet is sold in retail stores for $767 (16 Million VND). The counterfeit version of the tablet, called the A9-3G, is sold for $43 (4.4 Million VND).
Source: “Chinese counterfeit smart phones dirt cheap, but unsalable,” VietnamNet Bridge, October 9, 2012.
48 percent of the population of Uganda has mobile phones. Of those that have mobile phones, up to 30 percent of those phones are counterfeit.
The counterfeit phones in Uganda causes an estimated $6 Million (15 Billion Uganda Shilling) loss of tax revenue each year.
Source: Aloysious Kasoma, “Uganda: Fake Mobile Phones Glut Local Market,” All Africa, August 11, 2012.
According to research firm Arc Chart, up to 150 million counterfeit mobile phones are estimated to created and shipped out to customers in 2013. The number of fake phones will make up to 7 percent of the total mobile phone market in 2013, and make up to 15 percent of the mobile phone market in Asia.
The cost of make a counterfeit iPhone in China is reported to be about $300. The sellers then offer the counterfeit phone to customers for around $600.
Source: Karen Haslam, “Apple’s China Challenge: Fighting Counterfeiters,” PCWorld, July 7, 2012.
64 percent of counterfeit electronics sold to consumers in the United States takes place in legitimate retail stores, according to Gallop consulting and the US Chamber of Commerce.
Worldwide, counterfeit electronics chips and semiconductors creates a loss of $169 Billion to the electronic industry.
(Latest counterfeiting statistics.)
Source: Jayne O’Donnell, “Counterfeit products are a growing, and dangerous, problem,” USA Today, June 5, 2012.
The United States Navy estimates that up to 15 percent of all replacement electric circuits and spare parts bought by the entire US Military to be counterfeit.
The United States Senate previously reported that 70 percent of counterfeit electronics sold to the US Military was traced back to China.
Source: InnovationNewsDaily, “US Missile Defense Seeks Fix for Counterfeits,” LiveScience, May 11, 2012.
Counterfeit electronic chips and semiconductors causes losses of up to $169 Billion a year to the electronic industry, according to a report by IHS.
Source: Larry Dignan, “Counterfeit chips: A $169 billion tech supply chain headache,” ZDNet, Between the Lines, April 4, 2012.
In 2011, there were a reported 1,363 separate incidents in the electronics manufacturing industry of counterfeit parts entering the supply chain around the world. The number of counterfeit parts incidents was higher than the reported 324 in 2009.
Source: Rachel King, “Reports of counterfeit parts have quadrupled since 2009,” ZDNet, February 15, 2012.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 24,792 items of counterfeit goods during the Fiscal 2011 year. The value of the counterfeit goods was worth $178.9 Million.
The number of fake goods seized in FY2011 was higher than the 19,959 counterfeit goods seized in FY2010.
The highest number of counterfeit goods that was seized by officials was counterfeit electronic devices, with a majority of those devices being counterfeit cell phones.
$124.7 Million of the counterfeits originated from China, representing 62 percent of the total value.
Source: John P. Mello Jr., “Feds Seize $179M in Counterfeit Goods in 2011,” PC World, January 9, 2012.
There are an estimated 70,000 counterfeit mobile phones in the United Arab Emirates out of a total of 11 million legitimate mobile phones.
Source: Reuters, “UAE vows to crackdown on counterfeit phones,” Arabian Business, November 20, 2011.