Posted with permission of Visual Capitalist | September 24, 2015
Visual Capitalist returns to the subject of this alluring stone with a new infographic looking at the growing interest in British Columbian jade. As a major global supplier, B.C.’s becoming increasingly important to China, the world’s biggest market. That’s reflected, for example, in the province’s AAA-quality nephrite jade, whose sales nearly doubled in tonnage between 2004 and 2014. The price, well under $100 a kilo in 2004, is estimated to surpass $1,400 next year.
Inspired by the stone’s utility and beauty, China’s fascination with jade presents opportunities for B.C.
Posted with permission of Visual Capitalist.