Production Statistics

Mink Production in the United States, 1969 – 2013  Click here for the latest USDA statistics (PDF format). Past reports are archived by the USDA here (1970 to 1975 and 1977 to current) or can be downloaded from the chart below. Click here for the latest Fur Information Council of America statistics on US retail fur sales.Click here for the latest International Fur Trade Federation statistics on global retail fur sales.Click here for the latest statistics on global mink pelt production.
Farms
Pelts produced
(x 1,000)
Price per pelt
(US$)
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Value
(million US$)
USDA reports(1)
(PDF)
1969
2,794
5,688
—-
—-
1970
2,227
4,532
—-
—-
1971
1,615
3,380
—-
—-
1972
1,380
2,965
—-
—-
1973
1,329
3,037
—-
—-
1974
1,221
3,128
—-
—-
1975
1,084
3,067
24.10
73.9
1976
1,015
3,026
29.00
87.8
1977
1,040
3,076
28.30
87.1
1978
1,095
3,358
39.30
132.0
1979
1,105
3,394
41.10
139.5
1980
1,122
3,501
35.30
123.6
1981
(2)
(2)
32.20
—-
1982
1,116
4,085
28.90
118.1
—-
1983
1,098
4,137
29.90
123.7
1984
1,084
4,220
30.80
130.0
1985
1,042
4,171
28.00
116.8
1986
989
4,096
41.30
170.0
1987
1,027
4,122
43.00
177.2
1988
1,027
4,453
32.30
143.8
1989
940
4,604
20.40
93.9
1990
771
3,366
25.50
85.8
1991
683
3,268
21.90
71.6
1992
571
2,900
23.80
69.0
1993
523
2,620
34.10
89.3
1994
484
2,623
33.00
86.6
1995
478
2,803
53.10
148.8
1996
449
2,783
35.30
98.2
1997
452
2,993
33.10
99.1
1998
438
2,938
24.80
72.9
1998 report (.doc)
1999
398
2,813
33.70
94.8
2000
350
2,666
34.00
 90.6
2001
329
2,565
33.50
 85.9
2002
324
2,607
30.60
79.8
2003
305
2,549
40.10
102.2
2004
296
2,558
47.10
120.5
2005
275
2,563
48.40
124
2006
277
2,638
60.90
160.6
2007
271
2,867
47.50
136
20082832,82865.70185.8
20092742,79041.50117.3
20102782,86665.10186.62010 report
20112652,82281.90231.12011 report
2012268 3.091 94.30 291.52012 report
2013∗NANANANANA
20143,54656.30199.62014 report
(1) USDA reports are for the previous year’s production. Thus, the 2010 report covers the 2009 crop, etc. Also note that totals are often revised in the subsequent year’s report. Thus, for example, the 2000 report presents a preliminary estimate of the 1999 crop, which then becomes an official estimate in the 2001 report.(2) Data are not available for 1981. ∗ Due to sequestration, the mink report covering the 2012 crop was suspended.
See also:MINK PRICES DROP AS GLOBAL PRODUCTION RISES. Mink prices have dropped this season after a prolonged period of gains. (April 29, 2014)US MINK PELT PRICES SKYROCKET WITH DEMAND IN CHINA. Demand for higher quality furs among the newly wealthy has helped push pelt prices to record levels and shielded U.S. farmers from the sluggish economy (Mar. 21, 2013).Industry & Trade Summary: Fur Skins. Report by the U.S. International Trade Commission (PDF). See also a review of this report by FCUSA. January 2004.FCUSA commentaries on USDA data:

FCUSA annual state of the industry reports:


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