World’s Black Market

This work provides a brief summary of the global black market. It shows the most profitable illegal activities as well as the size of the biggest markets. Overall, counterfeiting drugs and electronics together with prostitution appear as the most lucrative activities or products sold in the black market, accounting for more than U.S. $550 Billion. In terms of markets, United States and China are the ones with the greatest economic impact from the global black market, estimated in over U.S. $880 Billion. This visualization uses the data published by Havocscope.