At the start of 2013, the reported price to purchase an abducted boy in China was $14,473 (90,000 Yuan). The price in 2013 was higher than the previous price of $6,432 (40,000 Yuan) that was reported in previous years.
The higher price for an abducted boy in China in 2013 was attributed to a crackdown on child trafficking by Chinese police that began in 2009. Between 2009 and 2012, police reported that over 54,000 children have been rescued from trafficking gangs.
The children are abducted and sold to coupes who usually do not have boys.
Source: “Child Trafficking: A cruel trade,” Economist, January 26, 2013.