A new study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sheds a great deal of light on the global knockoff industry.
When it comes to brands, you’d think that luxury labels like Rolex or Louis Vuitton are the most counterfeited.
It turns out that Nike is copied more than any other brand on the planet.
Overall, footwear tops the list of the most seized counterfeit goods, followed by clothing, leather goods, electrical equipment, watches, medical instruments, perfume, toys, drugs, and jewelry.
China leads all countries in terms of counterfeit goods produced in 2013 at a whopping 63.2%. Turkey follows a “close” second at 3.3%, with Singapore, Thailand, India, Morocco, The UAE, Pakistan, and Egypt rounding out the list.