China Human Hair Business: Recently, 120 rifles of hair offered at Tirupati temple were caught by Assam Rifles on the Myanmar border. These human children were being trafficked and sent to China.
Do you know how much China is earning from your hair?
Recently, a news grabbed everyone’s attention. Politics in Andhra Pradesh also got hot due to this. Security forces on the Myanmar border arrested people smuggling a consignment of Mundan hair at the Tirupati temple two months ago. This issue was related to emotions, so responses were sure to come. Information was received that the consignment of Mundan’s hair was worth about Rs 1.8 crore and it was being sent to China.
Reports of smuggling of gold or wild animals are often heard on the Myanmar border. But the Assam Rifles caught the smugglers with 120 bags of human hair two months ago. On 20 March, Assam Rifles gave information about this. Amidst all the controversies, many questions arise in the mind. After all, what does China do with these hairs? How much does China earn from this? How big is the hair market? When an attempt was made to find the answers to these questions, the knowledge of the advantage of the dragon flew to the senses.
A wig is made in this city every 2 seconds
Xuchang City of Henan Province, China, also known as ‘City of Hairpieces’. According to the Sanlian Life Week magazine of China, every two seconds a wig is made and sold in some other country of the world. You can guess how big wig making business is going in China. Most wigs in the world are made in this Chinese city. It is said that the business of making wigs has been going on here for more than 100 years. According to an estimate, in 2017, 240 companies and more than 3 lakh people were involved in this business.
China dominates wig business
Out of the market for wigs worldwide, China alone accounts for 70 percent of that. He supplies worldwide. China’s wig business can be divided into four parts. Wigs made of raw material for wig, wig made of human hair, chemical fiber wig and other things. In addition to Henan Province, Shandong and Zhejiang also have a large number of wig making businesses.
Hearing the profits of the dragon, your senses will fly away
The demand for fake hair or wig is in full swing all over the world. Talking about global demand, North America alone has 62 per cent of wig demand. Apart from this, it is also in great demand in Africa and European countries. Now, if you talk about the profits from this, then your senses will fly away. According to a report, in the year 2019, China exported 67.08 thousand tons of wig. Talking about its price in the market, China exported 3.59 billion dollars, which is about 26.7 thousand crore rupees. Due to the Corona virus, the export was definitely reduced, but the price of the wig was increased.
Smuggling takes place from India, Pakistan and Myanmar
To earn maximum profit, China is trying to buy human hair at cheap prices. Many gangs are active for this, who smuggle human hair from India, Pakistan and Myanmar. The smuggled hairs from India are often those which are offered in temples here. The reason behind this is that their length is good, which gets good prices. One kilogram 10 inch long hair is bought for 220 yuan (about 2500 rupees) and they are sold in China for up to 940 yuan (about 10 thousand rupees). The cost of hair used to make wig is even more.
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