Source: Russian Television, May 28
There are about 37,000 prostitutes in France who cost the country €1.6 billion a year (over $1.7 billion), a new study funded by the European Commission has revealed. It put the industry’s annual turnover at €3.2 billion.
The report, called Prostcost, was issued Thursday by the Mouvement du Nid, an organization aimed at helping sex workers, and conducted with the help of the Psytel, a company that provides public health statistics.
The report revealed that the majority of sex workers – 62 percent – operate online, while 30 percent work on the street and 8 percent find clients in hostess clubs or massage parlours.
Data was based on the estimated number of prostitutes and their assumed average monthly earning, and on national data, studies, existing surveys, expert analyses and interviews of prostitutes.