A 2011 report by Transparency International stated that companies from Russia are the most likely to pay bribes when conducting business abroad. Companies from Russia were followed by businesses in China, Mexico and Indonesia. Companies from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium were the least likely to pay bribes while doing business in foreign countries, according to the report.
Companies in Germany lost an average of $11.7 Million (8.4 Million Euros) between the year 2009 and 2011, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Between October 2004 and October 2011, authorities in the United States indicted or convicted 132 employees of U.S. Customs on corruption related charges. Most of the employees convicted were working along the U.S. – Mexico border.
An estimated $3.8 Billion a year of all government procurements in South Africa go missing each year due to corruption, theft, or negligence and lack of institutional control, according an anti-corruption agency in the country. The losses represent up to 20 percent of all government procurements.
In 2010, nearly 140,000 cases of corruption was filed in China with over 146,000 people being punished.
According to a report by the Central Bank in China, over $120 Billion were stolen from government accounts by corrupt officials and laundering abroad between the mid 1990s until 2010. The United States was reported to be a top destination for the stolen funds.
An estimated $16 Billion a year is lost to corruption in India.
Russian paid out at least $5.9 Billion (164 Billion Rubles) in bribes in 2010 to police officers, teachers and others in what the Deputy Economic Minister describes as “everyday” bribes. The amount paid in 2010 was almost doubled the amount paid in 2001. The average amount paid in a bribe in 2010 was $189 (5,285 Rubles). An estimated 31 million bribes were paid out in 2010 in Russian, down from 46 million in 2005.
According to President Dmitri Medvedev, $33 Billion (1 Trillion Russian Rubles) disappears from government contracts annually. The figure is equal to 3 percent of Russia’s GDP.
According to investigative journalists in China, 20 percent of the national budget is diverted by corrupt officials every year, with up to 80 percent of all officials in the country being involved in corruption.