China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms; Company Sells 50,000 Inflatable Adult Dolls, Thousands Exported (PHOTOS)

on February 14 2012 7:05 AM

A Chinese plastic toy manufacturing company has seen unprecedented growth in the past one year, thanks to the booming sex toy industry of the country.

The Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, started producing sex dolls three years ago and now owns a total of 13 types of dolls, according to the company.

The average price of a sex doll is $16 and the company sold more than 50,000 adult sex dolls in 2011. The company said that about 15 percent of the total dolls sold were exported to Japan, Korea and Turkey, Reuters reports.

China is the world’s biggest producer of sex toys, accounting for the manufacture of 70 percent of all sex toys. The country’s sex toy industry is estimated at $2 billion. The major export markets of China’s sex toys are South Africa, South Korea and Russia, while the U.S. accounts for only two percent of the market.

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

The head of an inflatable sex doll is pictured in a box at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

A worker places inflatable sex dolls during a test process at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

A worker checks an inflatable sex doll as he packs dolls to transfer at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

A worker inflates an inflatable sex doll during a test process at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

An inflatable sex doll is covered by a cloth in a box at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China’s Sex Toy Industry Booms

A worker touches the hand of an inflatable sex doll during a test process at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, Feb. 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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