According to KPMG’s Counterfeit Christmas Index Basket, a basket filled with counterfeit goods purchased in 11 major cities around the world was only 24 percent cheaper then a basket filled with the legitimate product.
The basket was filled with the following products, according to the Daily Finance:
- DVD – movie in current Top 10 chart
- CD – album in current top 10 chart
- Counterfeit software
- High end trainers
- High end polo-shirt
- Leading designer handbag
- High end branded watch
- High end sunglasses
- Branded jeans
- Good quality branded whiskey
- Branded cigarettes
Source: Chris Wheal, “Counterfeit goods are more expensive,” Daily Finance, December 20, 2010.