Out of a population of 4 million, there are an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 drug addicts in Lebanon. Most of the addicts are between the ages of 15 to 25.
Counterfeit goods in Lebanon causes an estimated loss of $87.5 Million a year (between $75 to $100 Million) for the Lebanese government.
Companies in Lebanon reported to the European Union that they lose between 20 to 25 percent of revenue due to the sales of counterfeits.
According to a survey released by the European Trade Commission, the pharmaceutical industry losses between 15 to 20 percent of sales in Lebanon due to counterfeit drugs.
Piracy in Lebanon leads to losses for copyright industries of $31 Million a year in 2008, compared to $26.8 million in 2007 and $25.6 million in 2006.
More than 50 percent of all movies, music, and software sold in Lebanon are pirated copies.