These counterfeit goods stats tell a story of a growing underground economy full of knock-off products and fake money.
The International Chamber of Commerce estimates that by 2015 global counterfeit goods will exceed $1.7 trillion.
On one hand, the amount of counterfeit money seized by the US government has increased over the last three years from 103 million dollars in 2008 to 261 million in 2011. However, some estimate that these numbers may be as low as 10% of the total counterfeit money in circulation. This infographic also states that the most counterfeit money is made by marijuana dealers and crystal meth dealers.
When it comes to counterfeit goods stats, the top five most counterfeited goods are electronics, shoes, drugs, CDs and DVDs and clothes.
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