Inner Mongolia contributes 40 per cent of world’s cashmere output

HOHHOT (Xinhua) – North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region contributes about 40 per cent of the world’s cashmere output, according to the Industry and Information Technology Department of the region.

As China’s leading producer of cashmere products, the region has about 70 per cent of the country’s cashmere resources and produced more than 6,600 tonnes of cashmere in 2018, according to the department.

“The cashmere produced in the region has a higher quality compared with that in other countries and regions on the same latitude, and it is soft and elastic,” said Head of the Fibre Examination Bureau in the region Wang Li.

The region also produced 7.57 million cashmere garments in 2018, the highest among all Chinese regions.

The companies in the region have established a complete industry chain ranging from cashmere purchasing and processing to garment making and marketing and have built plants in Myanmar and Cambodia.