black market

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Synonyms for black market

people who engage in illicit trade

an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

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Then, too, there are corrupt public officials, military officers and former intelligence officials who have been able to take advantage of the uncertainty to access gray and black markets, often disregarding their own government's attempts to destroy weapons.
This perspective also highlights the fact that the black market was not merely the end product of socio-economic chaos.
It's impossible to know precisely how much weaponry is moved on the black market, but estimates range from hundreds of millions of dollars to several billion dollars' worth per year.
She said: "We are concerned men could be getting the drug on the black market.
Since sugar is as stringently rationed as any other commodity, they must buy it on the black market.
In fact, however, demand in the United States remains strong and is being satisfied by a thriving black market, according to a study published last week by the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London.
The black market involving Party members as suppliers has grown enormously in recent years.
com/research/hctlgf/china_carbon_black) has announced the addition of the "China Carbon Black Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017" report to their offering.
October 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese authorities this week arrested several traders of hard currency in the black market, in a bid to curb the unprecedented rise of the dollar and reduce the negative impact on food prices.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Report Synopsis PMR study offers a 6-year forecast of the global conductive carbon black market between 2015 and 2021.
com/research/3s85bj/global_specialty) has announced the addition of the "Global Specialty Carbon Black Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020" report to their offering.
Growing demand from various end user industries such as plastics, paints & coatings, and printing inks to steer growth in global specialty carbon black market
com)-- According to recently published TechSci Research report, "Global Carbon Black Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020," global carbon black market is expected to surpass USD25 billion by 2020.
Summary: Egypt's central bank will take measures to calm the black market in the Egyptian pound, its governor said on Wednesday, after volatility this week due to a surge in commercial demand for dollars.
Egypt's pound strengthened marginally against the dollar at a central bank dollar sale on Monday after weakening at the previous two sessions, and also firmed slightly on the black market.