China continues to be the largest producer of Bibles in the world, thanks to the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing.

Twelve million copies came off Amity’s presses in 2015, the majority for export. The company stated in a press release that it has the capacity to print 20 million Bibles each year. Its Bibles are exported to more than 70 countries and printed in 90 languages. A report in 2013 said that 4 million copies were sold in China, but questioned whether this kept up with demand. According to Pew Research, there are at least 68 million Christians in China.

Amity’s first print-run used a press donated by UK-based United Bible Societies, which remains a joint partner in their business. The company marked its 20th year by moving to bigger premises in 2008 that now employ 600 people. Amity is China’s only official printer of Bibles.

Source: China Christian Daily