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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Both cigarettes and roll-ups are sold on the black market, a term coined for the illegal trade of goods where people avoid government price controls or taxes.
A black market trader told Sudan Tribune that most of the Forex traders transferred their activity abroad and in particular to the Gulf States following the recent government security measures.
The sources further said that the terrorists intended to take out electrical cables, ironware materials and copper cables from the destroyed building to sell them in black market.
Browse 171 market data tables and 68 figures spread through 226 pages and in-depth TOC on "Carbon Black Market - Global Forecast to 2021"
The plastics sub-segment is estimated to account for over 25% share of the global conductive carbon black market by the end of 2015, and is expected to expand at a significant CAGR similar to that projected for the global conductive carbon black market over the forecast period.
But the quarter-ounce restriction promises to preserve the black market as a preferred option for many buyers.
Gamal El-Deen said that the CBE's policies wiped out the whole market rather than just eliminated the black market.
The head of Egypt's central bank has claimed that the black market has been wiped out.
The instant response in the black market has been surprising," Hany Farahat, a senior economist at Cairo-based CI Capital, said by phone on Thursday.
But there remains an active black market in the pound that is used by businesses and individuals, and the gap between this and the official rate had been widening for months.
I don't remember how we got there--probably on tires borrowed from a neighbor--but in the dark of night, we drove into a black market House of Tires
I believe this report has a purpose," Yyldyz said in Qatar, referring to a story in The New York Times that said Turkey was the destination for black market oil supplied by ISIL.
The global cyber black market has a mature economy that mirrors that of other free markets in terms of both innovation and growth, according to insights recently released by Juniper Networks.
The drivers claim that the state-owned Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) branch in Dhamar has effectively encouraged the selling of fuel on the black market by closing one of its two petrol stations in Dhamar city while providing diesel to private gas stations.
Within days, that data appeared - available for purchase - on black market websites.