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.

Shoe Selling Websites Increased in 2009

Websites selling counterfeit shoes have increased dramatically within the first six months of 2009, according to shoe brand owners. Luxury shoe makes Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahnik has all found that counterfeit versions of their popular shoes are being sold on various websites. All of the unauthorized sites sell counterfeit shoes that are advertised at prices up to 70 percent below the authentic version.