The study analyzed its product database of counterfeit items, and found that 16 percent of counterfeit foods involved olive oil, 14 percent involved watered down milk, 7 percent was counterfeit honey, and 2 to 4 percent of the counterfeit items were fruit juices.
99 percent of digital music downloaded in China is pirated, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
During the months of January 2012 to May 2012, authorities in Dubai confiscated 30,000 counterfeit auto parts in the country. According to a study by the Brand Owners Protection Group, counterfeit auto parts account for almost 70 percent of all fake goods in the United Arab Emirates.
Japanese Custom officials reported that there were 23,280 cases of counterfeit goods seizures in the country in 2011. The number of cases was the second-highest number of cases, following the 26,145 cases in 2008.
According to the CEO of luxury fashion company Hermes, up to 80 percent of the products sold on the Internet with the brand name Hermes is counterfeit.
An estimated 50,000 fake PhD degrees are sold each year by diploma mills. By comparison, between 40,000 to 45,000 PhD degrees are awarded by accredited schools in the United States each year.
In 2011, movie piracy in Germany created losses of $200 Million to the film industry. Users in Germany illegally downloaded or viewed unauthorized steams of movies on 185 million occasions.
In a city wide sweep of 1,700 stores licensed to sell cigarettes, New York City officials found that 42 percent of stores were either selling untaxed cigarettes or packs of cigarettes with counterfeit tax stamps on them.
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.
During a ten year span of 2002 to 2012, the United States Customs seized 325 percent more counterfeit goods than the previous ten year period.