In 2004, $40 Million worth of counterfeit sporting goods were seized by authorities.
35 percent of software installed on computers around the world are pirated copies.
According to an article in the Financial Times, for every 5,000 Full-Time equivalent employees, £1 million ($1.9 million) worth of pirated software would typically be found in company offices.
Software piracy causes $14 Billion in losses to software maker Microsoft in 2005
Counterfeit shoes accounted for 41 percent of all seizures made in Fiscal Year 2006 by United States Immigration and Custom Agents.
At least 1 million counterfeit purses and wallets are estimated to be manufactured in South Korea annually.
Reuters reported that “market vendors throughout Asia seem to agree that the best fake handbags are manufactured in South Korea.”
A report in Time Magazine reported that “a 40-ft. container filled with fake bags can turn a profit of $2 million to $4 million.”
Estimated deaths from counterfeit drugs vary from tens of thousands to more than 200,000.
Research conducted by the WHO found that 25 percent of all medicines and drugs in least developed countries are counterfeit.