Production Statistics

Mink Production in the United States, 1969 – 2011

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.

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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
2,638
60.90
160.6
2006
279
2,867
48.40
138.7
2007
283
2,828
65.70
185.8
2008 274 2,820 41.60 117.3
2009 278 2,866 65.10 186.6

2010

265 2,822 81.90 231.1 2010 report
2011  268  3,091 94.30  291.5  2011 report
(1) USDA reports are for the previous year’s production. Thus, the 2000 report covers 1999, 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.
See also:

China, where American mink gets glamour. Report on US-China fur ties, by the Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, May 16, 2007. (PDF)

Industry & Trade Summary: Fur Skins. Report by the U.S. International Trade Commission (PDF). See also a review of this reportby FCUSA. January 2004.

FCUSA annual commentaries on USDA data:

FCUSA annual state of the industry reports:


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