The world's largest producer
of jade is Myanmar

Jade can be worth up to millions of dollars per kilogram. The green-hued gemstone fuels an industry that is estimated to be worth billions. The main market for jade is in China, where it has traditionally been highly valued and associated with royalty. Myanmar's Kachin State, where the world's richest jade mines are located, is on China's southern border.


5th Myanmar EITI report (FY 2017 - 2018) published

24 April 2020

Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - MEITI has published the 5th M-EITI report (covering FY 2017 - 2018). The full report is available at the following link.

Explore the jade industry through
Data Stories, Data Tools and Datasets

This project sheds light on an industry that has historically been shrouded in secrecy. The project uses the latest data made available through transparency initiatives.

Data Stories explore the impact of the jade industry in Myanmar through data visualizations, analyses, and interviews.

Data Tools make large datasets accessible with explorable dashboards and interactive visualizations.

Datasets let researchers and advanced data users dig into clean, machine-readable data that is ready to use.

Data Stories

Even with New Data, Valuing Myanmar's Jade Industry Remains a Challenge

Irreparable Damage: the Environmental Impacts of Jade Mining

How are Local Residents of Mining Regions Impacted?

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