The official statistics on fur production released in 2014 by the China Leather Industry Association is expected to facilitate the development of the country’s fur farming industry. The latest report released by China Leather Industry Association shows that the production of mink, fox and raccoon pelts soared in 2014, with 60 million mink pelts, 13 million fox pelts and 14 million raccoon pelts produced, up 50 percent, 30 percent and 16.7 percent year-on-year respectively. The report covers all the major fur farming areas in China, where over 80 percent of the gross production was generated, including 17 cities in Shandong province, 11 in Hebei, eight in Liaoning and nine in Jilin…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2015

Key Point

  • In 2011, China’s State Forestry Administration authorized The China Leather Industry Association to collect production data on mink, fox and raccoon pelts. The association’s first publication was released in 2013.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In February 2015, it was reported that Chinese fur production was expected to decline owing to weak demand in 2014.
  • Chinese imports of fur skins (HS 4031) are primarily routed through Hong Kong. For instance, in 2013, Hong Kong imported US$1.7 billion worth of fur skins while mainland China imported US$817 million. Denmark, followed by Finland and Canada, were the top fur skin suppliers to both Hong Kong and mainland China.

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