2008 EU Counterfeit Goods Seizures

The European Union released its 2008 Counterfeit Goods Seizures numbers.

In all, 178 million counterfeit items were seized by Custom authorities in 2008, up from 79 million in 2007.

44 percent of all products seized were pirated CDs and DVDs.

23 percent were counterfeit cigarettes.

10 percent were replica clothing items.

54 percent of all counterfeit goods seized originated from China.  However, a majority of the fake food and drinks seized came from Indonesia, and most fake drugs came from India.

 

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