Pearl farming in China is mainly concentrated in the southeastern part of the country, with the waterways of Zhejiang province serving as the source for China's freshwater pearls.[1] Production has greatly increased through the 1990s and 2000s, with China, according to Times Online, producing 90% of pearl necklaces globally.[1] Times Online indicated that in 2007 "China produced 1,600 tonnes of pearls..., more than 95 per cent of world production."[1]

According to the Gems and Jewelry Trade Association of China China produced in 2007, "1,600 tons of pearls - over 95 percent of the world's total output".[2]

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  1. ^ a b c MacArtney, Jane (2008-12-22). "Pearl farming in China loses its lustre as global prices dive". Times Online. London. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  2. ^ Supply glut worries Chinese pearl industry

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