Pricing Goods acquired illegally take one of two price levels: cheaper than legal market prices more expensive than legal market prices.
Size of black markets Largest black marketsmarket value (bln, USD) Total1,829 Counterfeit Drugs200 Prostitution187 Counterfeit Electronics169 Marijuana142 Illegal Gambling140 Cocaine85 Prescription Drugs72,5 Heroin68 Software Piracy58,8 Movie Piracy58 Gas and Oil Smuggling54
Size of black markets
Underground Economy Value in Ukraine Total Country Black Market Value: $4.310 bln Total Country Grey Market Value: $199 bln
Future prospects By 2020, the OECD* predicts the shadow economy will employ two-thirds of the world’s workers. *Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade
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