Counterfeiting Statistics

Counterfeiting adds up

23,140

Total Number of IPR-related Seizures in 2014[1]

55.7 Million

Direct & Indirect U.S. Jobs Supported by IP-intensive Industries in 2013[2]

$1.08 Billion

Total Value of IPR-infringing Goods Seized, Originating from China in 2014 (including Hong Kong) [3]

$1.22 Billion

Total Value of IPR-related Seizures (MSRP) in 2014[4]

$250 Billion

Estimated Value of Cross-Border Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Physical Goods (2009)[5]

$1.77 Trillion

Projected Value of Global Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods in 2015[6]


[1] U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics, Fiscal Year 2014 (2015). http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2014%20IPR%20Stats.pdf

[2] Dr. Nam D. Pham, IP Creates Jobs for America (2013). http://image.uschamber.com/lib/fee913797d6303/m/1/IP+Creates+Jobs+-+Executive+Summary+Web+-+2013.pdf 

[3] U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics, Fiscal Year 2013 (2014). http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2014%20IPR%20Stats.pdf

[4] Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics, Fiscal Year 2014. See note 1, supra.

[5] OECD, Magnitude of Counterfeiting and Piracy of Tangible Products: An Update (2009). http://www.oecd.org/industry/ind/44088872.pdf

[6] International Chamber of Commerce / BASCAP, Estimating the Global Economic and Social Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy (2011).