Qinghe Cashmere Distribution Center--Hebei
- Description: Qinghe county is located in the southern Hebei, As the proverb says that "For the world's cashmere, look at China, and look at Qinghe for Chinese Cashmere", Qinghe is the world's largest cashmere and
Qinghe county is located in the southern Hebei, As the proverb says that "For the world's cashmere, look at China, and look at Qinghe for Chinese Cashmere", Qinghe is the world's largest cashmere and product distribution base.
Cashmere is known as "soft gold" or " the diamond of fibre," due to its rarity and incomparable quality. Over the past decade, the annual raw cashmere output in the world stabilized at around 16,000 tons. China produces 12,000 tons each year, accounting for over 75 per cent of the world's output. It processes not only domestically produced cashmere, but also cashmere imported from Mongolia and other countries. Currently there are over 2,000 cashmere companies, controlling 93 per cent of the global cashmere raw materials. As the largest exporter in the world, the Chinese mainland exports over 60 per cent of cashmere products to Europe, the United States, Japan and Hong Kong. Statistics from the General Administration of Customs indicate China exported US$1.21 billion worth of cashmere in 2004, up by 41.24 per cent.
In Qinghe, Cashmere industry especially accounts for over 70% of the town’s production value /tax income, being one of the 10 characteristic industries of Hebei province. The number of dehaired goats wool processing and selling gets to 25,000 tons, 8,000 tons of which is cashmere, up to 66% of the total domestic output. The yarn production comes up to over 4,000 tons, and over 4 million of varieties of cashmere goods are produced. Qinghe town, has become one of the biggest cashmere distributing center and the biggest cashmere processing center.