80 percent of the residents of Bangkok purchase counterfeit and pirated goods. Of the counterfeit goods buyers, 48.6 percent say that the cheaper price of the knockoff is a key factor in their purchase.
The prostitution industry in Thailand generates $4.3 Billion dollars a year. See our Prostitution Ranking for more staistics on the global sex trade.
Sanyo Electronics stated that back in 2003, the company seized over 3,000 counterfeit batteries in markets in Bangkok. On a raid in 2009, the company seized 234 counterfeit batteries.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released the potential value of opium production for the following countries based on farm-gate prices. Myanmar: $123 Million. Laos: $11.8 Million. Thailand: $5.6 Million. (See additional heroin facts and statistics.) Source: UNODC, “Opium Poppy Cultivation in South East Asia,” December 2008.
$2.9 Billion of drug trafficking money is laundered through financial institutions in Thailand each year.
Gas smuggling activities bring in 100,000 liters of gas into Thailand every day from Malaysia.
In Thailand, a basic counterfeit passport is able to be created in 2 hours for $245. For a higher quality counterfeit passport, the price rises to $1,000 to $1,250.
Number of illegal immigrants living in Malaysia as of 2007. Also, the prices that these illegal immigrants pay human smugglers in Thailand to be brought into Malaysia.