Counterfeit goods seizures in the EU in 2011

In 2011, Customs officials in the European Union seized 115 million counterfeit items. The fake goods were worth $1.57 Billion (1.3 Billion Euros).

73 percent of the counterfeit goods came from China. The most seized item was counterfeit drugs, which accounted 24 percent of the total.

Source: Associated Press, “EU customs says it intercepted $1.6 billion in counterfeit goods in 2011, says most from China,” Washington Post, July 24, 2012.