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Reference

Title: The Quantification of Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Counterfeiting in Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan
Author: [The Gallup Organization]
Source:

International Chamber of Commerce
http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASCAP/Pages/rfgakyctrft2006b.ppt

Year: 2006

Details

Subject/Type: Counterfeiting
Focus: Aircraft and Auto Parts, Apparel and Shoes, Beverages, Brands (non-deceptive counterfeits), Fashion Accessories, Film, Food Products, Medicines and Medical Devices, Music, Personal Care Products, Software, Tobacco Products, Toys, Video Games, Watches
Country/Territory: Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation
Objective: To examine consumer attitudes and behaviours towards counterfeiting.
Sample: 1.000 persons in each country (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia)
Methodology: In-person interviews

Main Findings

About 20% of respondents in Russia and Kyrgyzstan, and nearly 30% in Georgia, think that their government is either „committed“ or „very committed“ to find and prosecute counterfeiting.


38.4% Russian respondents reported having knowingly purchased counterfeit products in the past 12 months (47.2% have not done so). The most-often acquired counterfeits are: “music CDs or audiocassettes” (purchased by 56% of those admitting to having bought counterfeit goods within the past 12 months), “movies” (48.5%), “food” (39.2%), “alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water” (35.2%), “brand name fashion clothing, designer bags and footwear” (23.3%), and “perfumes and cosmetics” (21.1%). Respondents believe that above all the following groups or organisations benefit from piracy and counterfeiting: “those who make/create products” (71.3%), “sellers/those that distribute products” (44.6%), “organised crime” (36.8%), and “government officials” (23.8%).


40.4% Kyrgyz respondents reported having knowingly purchased counterfeit products in the past 12 months (53.3% have not done so). The most-often acquired counterfeits are: “food” (purchased by 69.2% of those admitting to having bought counterfeit goods within the past 12 months), “alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water” (54.5%), “brand name fashion clothing, designer bags and footwear” (44.7%), “pharmaceuticals or medicines, not generics” (34.5%), “perfumes and cosmetics” (25.1%), and “tobacco” (25.0%). Respondents believe that above all the following groups or organisations benefit from piracy and counterfeiting: “those who make/create products” (69.4%), “sellers/those that distribute products” (66.5%), “government officials” (29.2%), and “organised crime” (25.2%).


23.1% Georgian respondents reported having knowingly purchased counterfeit products in the past 12 months (65.0% have not done so). The most-often acquired counterfeits are: “food” (purchased by 51.6% of those admitting to having bought counterfeit goods within the past 12 months”), “tobacco” (46.1%), “alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water” (25.7%), and “pharmaceuticals or medicines, not generics” (20.8%). Respondents believe that above all the following groups or organisations benefit from piracy and counterfeiting: “those who make/create products” (49.7%), “sellers/those that distribute products” (37.3%), “government officials” (23.1%), and “importers/exporters” (20.3%).

[Date Added: Jan 20, 2009 ]