1. Kuwait $1.412 Billion

  2. Black Market Crime in Kuwait

Kuwait Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from Kuwait’s black market. Intelligence and security information collected from government agencies, news articles and other public data sources.

According to company officials, Japanese motor company Nissan losses about $60 Million each year to counterfeit auto parts in the United Arab Emirates. These fake car parts include brake pads, radiators, windscreens and other vehicle parts.

In the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Baharain, Kuwait, Omanm, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the counterfeit auto parts market is estimated to be worth $2 Billion.

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Source:  Tom Arnold, “Smuggling in the UAE: Counterfeit goods seeping into ports daily,” The National, May 17, 2014.

According to customers who hire escorts in Kuwait, the average price of street prostitutes in Kuwait range from $70 to $141 (20 to 40 Kuwaiti Dinars). The women who are working on the streets are generally from China or Ethiopia.

High-class call girls in the country reportedly charge $529 (150 KWD) for two hours with the customers, with a price of $1,058 (300 KWD) for the entire night.

It was previously reported that a prostitute in Kuwait makes $570 a month.

(More prostitute prices from around the world.)

Source:  User Submitted Data to Havocscope, received on September 24, 2013.

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Prostitutes interviewed by the Kuwait Times reported that their average monthly income from working as a prostitute in Kuwait was around $570 (160 Kuwaiti Dinar).

(More income from illegal jobs and under the table payments.)

The prices for a sex act with the prostitutes in Kuwait range from $17 (5 Kuwaiti Dinar) to $71 (20 Dinar).

The women who are working in the sex industry of Kuwait are reportedly from the Philippines, Ethiopia, China and South Asian countries.

(Price to have sex with a prostitute around the world.)

Source:  Chidi Emmanual, “Underground ‘flesh market’ booming in ‘staid’ Kuwait – Prostitutes, pimps change style amid police crackdown,” Kuwait Times, June 21, 2012.


The Chairman for the Kuwait Society for Consumer Protection stated that nearly 70 percent of all commodities imported into the country are counterfeits. The sellers of the counterfeits are able to earn up to $500 Million a year.

Source: “Big guns minting money, 70% items imported items counterfeit,” Arab Times, September 3, 2011.

Gas and oil smuggling in Kuwait leads to $2.5 Million of diesel a day, or $912.5 Million a year, to be smuggled into Iraq from Kuwait.

Source: “Kuwait MP calls to question Oil Minister over fuel smuggling to Iraq,” Alsumaria, September 30, 2009.