Havocscope Black Market

Havocscope provides information and threat intelligence on the global black market. Due to the ability of transnational threats to cause financial losses and social harms, key statistics and data about the illegal economy is provided to help mitigate this risk. The information about the black market has been collected from government agencies, academic studies, media reports, and reported data from our sources.

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Listed below is the ranking of market risk and economic impact from the global black market. The market risk values are estimates from various security agencies, intelligence reports, and other risk assessment programs. Click on the market value to see more source information.

In addition to black market values, we provide information on the prices of illicit goods. Click here for prices of the black market.

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

The Black Market

  1. Counterfeit Drugs $200 Billion
  2. Prostitution $186 Billion
  3. Counterfeit Electronics $169 Billion
  4. Marijuana $141.80 Billion
  5. Illegal Gambling $140 Billion
  6. Cocaine $85 Billion
  7. Prescription Drug Abuse $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
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  17. Human Trafficking $32 Billion
  18. Illegal Logging $30 Billion
  19. Methamphetamine $28.25 Billion
  20. Illegal Fishing $23.50 Billion
  21. Illegal Wildlife Trade $19 Billion
  22. Ecstasy $16.07 Billion
  23. Music Piracy $12.15 Billion
  24. Fake Shoes $12 Billion
  25. Counterfeit Clothing $12 Billion
  26. Waste Dumping $11 Billion
  27. Art Theft $10 Billion
  28. Cable Piracy $8.5 Billion
  29. Video Game Piracy $8.1 Billion
  30. Counterfeit Sporting Goods $6.5 Billion
  31. Counterfeit Pesticides $5.8 Billion
  32. Alcohol Smuggling $5.0 Billion
  33. Mobile Entertainment Piracy $3.4 Billion
  34. Counterfeit Cosmetics $3.0 Billion
  35. Movie Piracy $2.5 Billion
  36. Metals and Minerals Smuggling $2.3 Billion
  37. Counterfeit Aircraft Parts $2 Billion
  38. Counterfeit Weapons $1.8 Billion
  39. Kidnap and Ransom $1.5 Billion
  40. International Adoptions $1.3 Billion
  41. Counterfeit Watches $1 Billion
  42. Arms Trafficking $1 Billion
  43. Fake Diploma $1 Billion
  44. Book Piracy $600 Million
  45. Nuclear Smuggling $100 Million
  46. Fake IDs $100 Million
  47. Counterfeit Money $81 Million
  48. Organ Trafficking $75 Million
  49. Counterfeit Purses $70 Million
  50. Counterfeit Lighters $42 Million
  51. Counterfeit Batteries $23 Million

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