Southwest China’s Tibet plans to boost its output of bottled natural drinking water to 5 million tonnes per year by 2020, with the output value topping 40 billion yuan [~US$6.3 billion], the Tibet Economic News reported on Thursday, citing a government plan on the natural drinking water industry of Tibet. The designed output capacity of the bottled natural drinking water industry of Tibet will rise to 10 million tonnes per year by 2025. The industry’s output value will be 40 billion to 80 billion yuan in 2025…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Nov 2015

Key Point

  • By 2025, Tibet will reportedly have five major bottlers (i.e. > 1 million MTs annual capacity) of natural drinking water.

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  • In May 2013, Chinese water bottlers were pushing for a national unified standard for bottled water.
  • In April 2013, a rival bottle water company based in Guangdong province claimed Nongfu Spring produces substandard water.

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