Cigar Aficionado estimates that 80 to 90 percent of Cuban Cigars sold in the United States are counterfeit cigars.
Counterfeit cigarettes creates tax revenue losses of up to $500 million in Brazil.
Cigarette make Phillip Morris International claims that China produces 190 billion counterfeit cigarettes each year.
Police in China seized 9.07 billion counterfeit cigarettes in 2006. 6,334 people were arrested for selling counterfeit cigarettes, with 2,313 prosecuted.
41 billion counterfeit cigarettes produced each year in North Korea and are then sold in China, Japan, and the United States.
Counterfeit cigarettes causes $220 Million in lost tax revenue to the government of Pakistan.
Counterfeit cigarettes causes tax revenue losses of 600 million euros ($868 million) to the European Union
According to police in the United Kingdom, counterfeit cigarette sellers gain a profit of 2 GB Pounds per pack, leading to a rough estimate of 1 Billion GB Pounds in total market profit from selling fake cigarettes.
90 percent of all cigarettes smuggled in 2002 were counterfeit packs of cigarettes.
A cigarette smuggler makes a profit of $2 million by smuggling a truckload of cigarettes within the United States.