A study by the OECD and the EUIPO assesses the complex routes associated with the global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, a worldwide phenomenon that is growing in scope and magnitude. The analysis in this study identifies key producing economies and key transit points for ten main sectors that are particularly vulnerable to counterfeiting. These sectors span a wide range of IP-intense, tradable goods, including fast-moving-consumer goods such as foodstuff or cosmetics, to business-to-business products, such as spare parts and computer chips. China emerges as the top producer of counterfeit goods in nine out of ten analysed categories. The combined trade of fakes in these sectors account for USD 284 billion in 2013 (EUR 208 billion in 2013), more than half of total estimated trade in fake goods. The data also show that small shipments and parcels tend to dominate numerous trade routes, reflecting the shrinking costs of postal and courier shipments and the increasing importance of Internet and e-commerce in international trade.
For more information on the main producers of counterfeit goods and the key transit points for trade in counterfeits per sector, consult the full report available here.