Product Categories of Counterfeit Dangerous Goods Purchased Online
Source: OECD/EUIPO. “Dangerous Fakes: Trade in Counterfeit Goods that Pose Health, Safety and Environmental Risks,” Illicit Trade (Paris: OECD Publishing, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2017-2019
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: doi.org
The chart presents the main categories of dangerous products destined to the European Union purchased online in the period 2017-2019, based on the OECD and the European Union Intellectual Property Office report "Dangerous Fakes: Trade in Counterfeit Goods that Pose Health, Safety and Environmental Risks," published in March 2022. The report shows that among dangerous counterfeit products purchased online, 46% were cosmetics items, followed by clothing (18%), toys and games (17%) and automotive spare parts (8%). For some of the other categories of products displayed on the chart the value of data are approximate, determined with pixel count, as these values are not explicitely mentioned in the source. European Union refers to EU28. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.