According to a study by the Swiss government, as many as 2.61 million citizens living in Switzerland illegally downloaded pirated content from the Internet.
According to research conducted by Food Safety News, up to 75 percent of honey sold in stores are not really honey. The counterfeit bottles are sold without pollen.
Russia’s Ministry of the Internal Affairs estimates that up to 37 percent of all clothing sold in the country is counterfeit.
The Chinese Government reported in 2011 that the annual turnover of counterfeit goods sold on the Internet within the country was $125 Million.
A report published by the United States Department of Justice stated that $2.6 Billion in Federal, state and local taxes are lost due to movie, music, software and video game piracy each year. The pirated materials also causes the loss of 373,375 jobs within the country.
In Peru, there are more pirated copies of books that are sold than there are of legitimate books. In addition, the pirated books publishing industry employs more people than the legal book industry and earns roughly the same amount of money.
The Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association estimates that the movie industry in Japan loses up to $732 Million (56.4 Billion Yen) a year due to movie piracy.
The United States Secret Service stated that New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and South Florida are the cities where the most counterfeit U.S. currency are found and seized.
There are an estimated 70,000 counterfeit mobile phones in the United Arab Emirates out of a total of 11 million legitimate mobile phones.
In 2010, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group of the U.S Golf Manufacturers reported that 25,000 counterfeit golf equipment such as golf clubs, bags, shoes, and balls were seized in raids conducted across major cities in China. In 2011, over 86,000 counterfeit golf equipment were seized over the course of 4 raids in the month of September alone.