Black Market & Illicit Trade Statistics

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Black Market / Illicit Trade Market ValuesU.S. Market Value
Product Counterfeiting$225 billion
Illegal Gambling (80% Sports Gambling)$150 billion
Marijuana$82 billion
Cocaine$35 billion
Movie Piracy$25 billion
Prostitution$14.6 billion
Music Piracy$12.5 billion
Cigarette Smuggling$11.75 billion
Gas and Oil Smuggling$10 billion
Software Piracy$9.7 billion
Meth$1.8 billion
Illegal Logging$1.25 billion
Counterfeit U.S. Dollars$103 million
Alcohol Smuggling$34 million
Black Market StatisticsData
Total United States Illicit Trade Value$625.63 Billion
Kidney Organ Trafficking$30,000 per kidney
Number of jobs created by the black market globally1.8 billion
Average U.S. Street Value for Illicit ItemsStreet Value
AK-47 Price$400
Cocaine Price$174.2 per gram
Ecstasy Price$35 per tablet
Heroin Price$200 per gram
Marijuana Price$20 – $1,800 per ounce
Meth Price$3 – $500 per gram
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: CNN, Federal Bureau of Investigations, ABC News, United Nations, Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 1, 2017

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