World mink production
World mink production varies according to projected demand. From a peak of 42 million pelts in 1988, output fell to 20 million in 1993. Output then rose steadily again, setting a new high in 2007 of 55.8 million.
This expansion was in large part down to China, which overtook long-time leader Denmark in 2006, and in 2007 produced an estimated 18 million pelts. However, ChinaÕs mink production then went into a tailspin, falling to just 9 million in 2009, only to rise again to 12 million in 2010.
Output from other major producers, meanwhile, has remained fairly stable for the last few years, with global production in 2010 forecast at 50.48 million pelts.
For more information and analysis see:
World mink output to rebound after two years of decline. FCUSA press release, Nov. 9. 2010.
World mink output to slip for second year. FCUSA press release, Oct. 7, 2009.
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