The economic cost of IPR infringement in the clothing, footwear and accessories sector

The economic cost of IPR infringement in the clothing, footwear and accessory sector study looks into the direct and indirect industry revenue loses and job losses due to the presence of counterfeit products. It also looks at the impact on public finance.


Main findings

  • 9.7% of sales lost by the sector due to counterfeiting
  • €26.3 billion of revenue lost annually by the sector
  • €17 billion of sales lost in related sectors
  • 363 000 direct jobs lost
  • 518 281 direct and indirect jobs lost
  • €8.1 billion of government revenue lost (social contributions and taxes)

The study covers the following products:

  • Outerwear such as coats, suits, ensembles, jackets, trousers, skirts, etc.
  • Underwear and nightwear such as shirts, T-shirts, underpants, briefs, pyjamas, nightdresses, dressing gowns, blouses, slips, brassieres, corsets, etc.
  • Other wearing apparel and accessories such as babies' garments, tracksuits, ski suits, swimwear, hats and caps, gloves, belts, shawls, ties, cravats, hairnets, etc.
  • Footwear for all purposes and leather parts of footwear.

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