China: Guangxi's Hengzhou grows into world jasmine center amid rural revitalization, providing 60% of global supply

Hengzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a renowned production base for jasmine flowers, has turned the small flower into a prosperous industry, supplying about 60 percent of the world's jasmine flowers and jasmine tea.

As a city benefitting from the country's rural revitalization strategy, the city has made a significant investment to build a jasmine industrial cluster that incorporates a variety of sectors, including jasmine flower tea, potted plants, and tourism, setting an example for the stronger development of specialty industries in the country's vast rural areas.

In 2022, the city's jasmine planting area reached 128,000 mu (8,533.33 hectares), and a total of 340,000 farmers were engaged in jasmine planting, the Hengzhou publicity authority told the Global Times.

The annual output volume of fresh jasmine flowers reached 100,000 tons with an equivalent value equaling 2.8 billion yuan, up 14.28 percent in output value year-on-year last year. Hengzhou has over 130 flower tea enterprises, of which 29 are large-scale enterprises above a designated size.


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