Counterfeit cigarettes causes $220 Million in lost tax revenue to the government of Pakistan.
Counterfeit cigarettes causes tax revenue losses of 600 million euros ($868 million) to the European Union
According to police in the United Kingdom, counterfeit cigarette sellers gain a profit of 2 GB Pounds per pack, leading to a rough estimate of 1 Billion GB Pounds in total market profit from selling fake cigarettes.
90 percent of all cigarettes smuggled in 2002 were counterfeit packs of cigarettes.
A cigarette smuggler makes a profit of $2 million by smuggling a truckload of cigarettes within the United States.
Smuggled cigarettes from Eastern Europe causes 100 Million Euros ($144 Million) in tax revenue losses in Ireland each year as an estimated 38 Million cigarettes are smuggled through the Dublin Airport each year.
.6 million packets of contraband cigarettes were taken off the black market by authorities in Singapore in 2007. 1.2 million packs were seized in 2006, and 360,000 packs were seized in 2005.
In 2006, a contraband pack of cigarettes that was smuggled into Singapore to avoid taxes cost $3.15, compared to the $7 price for a legally bought pack. The fine for purchasing one contraband pack was $127. (All dollars in US value).
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Portion of all alcohol sales in Russia that is made up of counterfeit alcohol.