2008 losses to countries film industry

Below is the estimated losses faced by each country due to movie piracy as of 2008.  The figures were compiled by Havocscope over several years, with each source listed at the end of the post.

Country

Market Value

Argentina

318 Million
Brazil 101 Million

Bulgaria

8 Million
Canada 118 Million
Chile 10 Million
China 565 Million*
Colombia 41 Million
France 322 Million
Germany 157 Million
Greece 72 Million
Hungary 102 Million
India 959 Million
Indonesia 32 Million
Israel 61 Million
Italy 161 Million
Japan 658 Million
Korea, South 1 Billion
Laos 102 Million
Malaysia 36 Million
Mexico 483 Million
Philippines 33 Million
Poland 102 Million
Romania 12 Million
Russia 266 Million

Saudi Arabia

95 Million

Singapore

8 Million

South Africa

75 Million

Spain

253 Million
Taiwan 98 Million
Thailand 149 Million
Turkey 29 Million
Ukraine 38 Million
United Kingdom 406 Million
United States 1.3 Billion

 

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  1. Sources:
    Unless noted below, figures are from International Intellectual Property Alliance, ” IIPA 2007 ” Special 301″ Recommendations,” February 12, 2007, and April 30, 2007. Both available at http://www.iipa.com/statistics.html (accessed: May 9, 2007).
    France, Germany, and United Kingdom Figures: MPAA and L.E.K., ” The Cost of Movie Piracy,” May 2006, available at: http://www.mpaa.org/researchStatistics.asp (path: 2005 Piracy Data Summary), (accessed: November 24, 2006).
    India, South Korea, Malaysia, and Philippines Figures are based on 2004 losses provided by International Intellectual Property Alliance, ” USTR 2005 ” Special 301″ Decisions,” June 4, 2005.
    Singapore Figure: Winston Chai, ” Singapore implicated as piracy hub,” CNet News.com, March 6, 2003, http://news.com.com/Singapore+implicated+as+piracy+hub/2100-1026_3-991344.html (accessed: September 12, 2006).
    South Africa Figure: ” Fighting fake DVDs – with fakes,” southafrica.info, May 19, 2006, http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/media/dvd-piracy-190506.htm (accessed: May 25, 2006).
    Japan Figure: Yomiuri Shimbun, ” LDP to submit film piracy bill,” February 12, 2007, http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20070212TDY01002.htm (accessed: February 12, 2007).
    Inida Figure: S Ahmed Ali & Baharati Dubey, ” Film pirates sail on,” Times of India, November 16, 2007, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Film_pirates_sail_on/articleshow/2544693.cms (accessed: November 16, 2007). Currency coversion based on November 16, 2007 rates.

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