In 2011, police seized 8.9 million counterfeit goods items in France. Half of the products that were seized within the country was luxury goods items, such as clothes, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Louis Vuitton products were the most counterfeited items seized by authorities in France.
France losses up to $8.5 Billion a year to counterfeit goods.
Source: AAP,”French luxury brands fight back against fakes,” News.com.au, May 30, 2012.