Companies in China are providing counterfeit driver licenses and other forms of identifications through a mail-order business. According to college students who use the service to buy IDs that allow them to enter bars and clubs, the fake IDs costs $300 for one ID, $400 for 2, and $75 per fake ID if the person orders over 75 copies.
One out of every 100 customers in Israel is estimated to have purchased counterfeit drugs without their knowledge. The sales took place on the Internet, street sales, newspaper classifieds and occasionally at legitimate pharmacies.
959,486 packs of smuggled cigarettes were found in Turkey in 2010, an increase of almost 50 percent from the 448,092…
Pirated books makes up to 85 percent of all sales in foreign language schools and universities in Vietnam.
Italian organized crime group the Camorra is estimated to earn up to $25 Billion a year from selling counterfeit goods in the United States and Europe.
$34 Billion (24 Billion Euros) worth of counterfeit toys was seized at the external borders of the European Union in 2010. Counterfeit toys consisted of 7 percent of all counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities in 2010. 98 percent of the fake toys seized originated from China.
A report found that almost half of foreign travelers from the United Kingdom purchased counterfeit goods while traveling abroad. The most popular countries where counterfeit purchases took place were Greece, Turkey, Spain, Thailand and China.
An estimated 2 million counterfeit golf clubs are sold each year, according to the Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group. Nearly 80 percent of the fake golf clubs seized over an 18-month period was made in China. Counterfeit golf equipment losses are estimated to be at $6.5 Billion a year.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted over 1,500 cases of counterfeiting between the 2003 and 2008. $67 Million (64 Million Canadian Dollars) worth of fake goods was seized as a result of those cases. The counterfeit goods market in Canada is estimated to be worth $30 Billion a year.
There are a reported 400 million pirated downloads on the Internet in Spain each year. 100 million cinema tickets are sold each year in the country.