Sales of Counterfeits in Russia in 2009

Counterfeit goods sales in Russia totaled $29 Billion (910 Billion Roubles) in 2009. Counterfeit goods accounted for 6 percent of total retail sales in Russia in 2009.

In 9 of the key retail sectors of Russia, such as alcohol, shoes, tobacco and cosmetics, sales of counterfeit goods made up to 24 percent of all sales.

Source: AFP, “24% of Russia’s key retail goods fake,” Sydney Morning Herald, September 25, 2010.