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17 November 1999 Issue

Fur Statistics

Here's some info from the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade in Dallas, Texas:

World mink production has dropped 10% from 1998 to 1999, while fox production has dropped 23% for the same time period.

World mink production stands at 25,746,000 skins for 1999. World fox production for this year will be 3,668,000.

About 55% of mink production, and two-thirds of fox production took place in the Scandinavian countries.

A break down of production by country:


Denmark 10.5 million- down 12%
Finland 2 million- down 5%
Sweden 1.25 million- down 4%
Norway 275,000- down 11%
Iceland 175,000- unchanged
Holland 2.7 million- unchanged
USA 2.65 million- down 5%
Russia 2.4 million- down 30%
Canada 900,000- down 5%
China 700,000- unchanged
Baltic States 450,000- unchanged
Spain 300,000- up 15%
Germany 271,000- down 3%
Italy 235,000- up 2%
France 170,000- unchanged
England 165,000- up 37% (increase probably due to farms cutting back
production drastically by killing breeding stock and marketing them this
year, look for lot's of fur farm closings in Britain this December)
Belgium 140,000 unchanged
Ireland 130,000- down 10%
Argentina 120,000 down 14%
Poland 120,000 up 200%


Finland 2.1 million- down 22%
Norway 360,000- down 31%
Denmark 53,000- down 38%
Iceland- 19,000- down 25%
Sweden 15,000- down 25%
Russia 400,000- down 41%
China 400,000- unchanged
Poland 160,000- down 24%
Baltic States 70,000- no comparison
Canada 25,000- down 24%
Argentina 23,000- down 23%
Holland 20,000- unchanged
USA 15,000- down 25%

Source: Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
PO Box 822411
Dallas, TX 75382
[email protected]

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