Police in China broke up baby trafficking rings in 15 different provinces and arrested over 800 people. Police reported that babies were being sold for up to $7,800 (50,000 Yuan).
Between 2009 and 2012, state media in China reported that 18,000 children and 34,000 women have been freed from human traffickers.
The price of babies in 2012 on the black market was the same as the reported prices in 2011. According to previous reports, a baby boy was being sold in China in for 50,000 Yuan in 2011, the same as 2012.
Source: “China Busts Traffickers After Baby Auction,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 5, 2012.