The economic cost of IPR infringement in the tyres and batteries sectors
This study focuses on the economic impact of counterfeit tyres and batteries in the European Union marketplace and the wider costs for businesses, governments and society as a whole.
The study refers only to the manufacturing of tyres and batteries.
- 7.5% of direct tyre sales lost each year
- EUR 2.2 billion lost annually by the tyre sector
- 1.8% of direct battery sales lost each year
- EUR 180 million lost annually by the battery sector
- Direct employment losses of 8 318 jobs (both sectors)
- EUR 340 million in government revenue lost annually (taxes and social contributions: both sectors)
The study covers the following products:
- The manufacture of rubber tyres for vehicles, equipment, mobile machinery, aircraft toys, furniture and other uses;
- The manufacture of inner tubes for tyres;
- The manufacture of interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps, ‘camelback’ strips for retreading tyres, etc.;
- Tyre rebuilding and retreading;
- The manufacture of primary cells and primary batteries;
- The manufacture of electric accumulators including separators, containers and covers;
- The manufacture of lead acid, NiCad, NiMH, lithium, dry cell and wet cell batteries.
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