Piracy - costs globally by region 2017

The statistic shows the costs caused by maritime piracy in selected regions worldwide in 2017. In that year, the economic costs of maritime piracy in the East African region amounted to around 1.4 billion U.S. dollars.

Costs caused by maritime piracy in selected regions worldwide in 2017

RegionEconomic cost (in million U.S. dollars)Human cost (in number of seafarers subjected to attacks)
East Africa1,4001,102
West Africa818.11,726
Asia*29.41,908
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Economic cost includes the following aspects: cost of stolen goods, cost of stolen cargo, cost of personnel; the values for Asia have been added up

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