In 2011, police seized 8.9 million counterfeit goods items in France. Half of the products that were seized within the country was luxury goods items, such as clothes, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Louis Vuitton products were the most counterfeited items seized by authorities in France.
A scientific study conducted by the National Institute of Health in the United States found that up to one-third of all malaria drugs taken around the world is counterfeit. The fake drugs and other poor-quality drugs are causing resistance to malaria and failure of treatment.
According to the Chairman of a Nigerian publishing company, book piracy activities in the country causes $125 Million (20 Billion Nigerian Naira) in losses to domestic publishing houses each year.
In a May 2012 report, search engine company Google reported that it takes down over 1 million links to websites selling counterfeit goods and pirated materials a month. The 250,000 links taken down in an individual week in 2012 is more than the total number of links taken down in 2009.
In May 2012, police in Jakarta, Indonesia arrested three suspects for operating a counterfeit diploma ring. The group was selling fake university degrees for $648 (6 Million Indonesian Rupiah), fake 3-year diplomas for $540 (5 million IDR), and counterfeit high school diplomas for $432 (4 Million IDR).
The head of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority stated that up to 60 percent of the drugs that are on the market in Liberia are counterfeit. The fake drugs enter the country from Guinea on the back of trucks that are not inspected at the border. Many Liberians purchase their medicines from street vendors.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported in its Global Software Piracy Study that $63 Billion was lost to pirated software around the world in 2011.The amount lost to software piracy in 2011 was higher than the $58 Billion reported in 2010.
The World Health Organization estimates that between 30 to 40 percent of all drugs and medicine in Pakistan is counterfeit. According to an official with a pharmaceutical organization, over 100 patients died at a single hospital due to taking counterfeit heart medications.
The United States Navy estimates that up to 15 percent of all replacement electric circuits and spare parts bought by the entire US Military to be counterfeit.
Between 45 to 50 percent of all Internet users in Singapore are believed to access pirated entertainment content, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). There are around 300,000 incidents of illegally downloading of movies, music and other content each month.