Workers in a factory of Dongnan Yandu in Xiamen. [Photo/WeChat account of Xiamen Free Trade Zone]
Dongnan Yandu, or Southeast Edible Bird Nest Capital, which is based in the Xiamen Free Trade Zone, saw its output value exceed 500 million yuan ($68.83 million) in the first half this year, and expects to achieve a new record high annual output this year.
The company operates an industrial park and an integrated platform for inspection, temporary storage and designated processing of imported raw-unclean edible bird nest in the Xiamen FTZ.
With a total investment of 730 million yuan, Dongnan Yandu covers the whole industrial chain including source tracing, R&D, inspection, certification, B2B e-commerce and supply chain.
An edible bird's nest production line of Dongnan Yandu in Xiamen. [Photo/WeChat account of Xiamen Free Trade Zone]
China is the largest destination of edible bird's nests in the world and accounts for 90 percent of the global production. Seventy percent of China's raw edible bird's nests come from Dongnan Yandu.
Between November 2019 and June 2023, Dongnan Yandu had imported 72 metric tons of raw edible bird's nests, of which 30 tons were imported in 2022.
The edible bird's nest industrial park also plays a vital role in promoting the high-quality development of the city's edible bird's nest industry.
Since it started operations in August 2020, the park has attracted over 40 leading companies and is currently still looking to lure more entities to the industrial cluster.
Xiamen is currently the largest deep processing base of edible bird's nests in China.
The integrated platform for inspection, temporary storage and designated processing of imported raw edible bird's nest of Dongnan Yandu. [Photo/WeChat account of Xiamen Free Trade Zone]