EUR 2.4 billion lost every year across the EU due to fake tyres and batteries

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logo-EUIPO ENA new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that EUR 2.2 billion — corresponding to 7.5 % of all sales in the tyre sector — are lost each year due to counterfeiting across the EU.
In addition, the presence of counterfeit batteries in the EU market costs legitimate industry EUR 180 million each year, which is equivalent to 1.8 % of the sector’s sales. Counterfeit batteries mostly affect the vehicle sector but are also found in the mobile phone sector.

Those lost sales translate into approximately 8 400 jobs lost directly across the two sectors, as legitimate manufacturers employ fewer people than they would have done in the absence of counterfeiting.
The total loss of government revenue as a result of counterfeit tyres and batteries in terms of lost taxes amounts to EUR 340 million.

Germany
In Germany, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 261 million, with an estimated 4.2 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 31 million, with an estimated 1.1 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry.

France
In France, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 411 million, with an estimated 7.6 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 27 million, with an estimated 2 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry.

United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 201 million (GBP 146 million), with an estimated 5.5 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 13 million (GBP 9 million), with an estimated 1.4 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry.

Italy
In Italy, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 256 million, with an estimated 5.9 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 18 million, with an estimated 1.5 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry.

Spain
In Spain, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 445 million, with an estimated 17.6 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 32 million, with an estimated 4.6 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry.

Poland
In Poland, lost tyre sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 74 million (PLN 310 million), with an estimated 6.6 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. Lost battery sales due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 6 million (PNL 25 million), with an estimated 1.7 % of revenue lost for the legitimate industry. <

Methodology
The manufacture of tyres, as covered in this analysis, includes tyres for vehicles (cars, motorbikes, etc.), equipment, furniture and other uses, inner tubes for tyres, tyre treads, tyre flaps, etc. and tyre rebuilding and re-treading. Batteries, in this analysis, include primary cells and primary batteries, as well as lead-acid, NiCad, NiMH, lithium, dry-cell and wet-cell batteries.