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Mink Statistical Briefer

The following mink statistical briefer provides market information statistics including number of farms, mink production, farm cash receipts and average mink pelt price in Canada.

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Number of mink farms
Number of mink farms as of December 31
  NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC Canada
2018 6 4 43 4 3 28 4 0 0 6 98
2017 13 5 79 6 3 40 6 0 0 13 165
2016 13 7 89 9 9 46 8 0 2 11 194
2015 13 9 105 9 9 46 7 0 1 14 213
2014 16 11 116 14 11 46 7 0 1 15 237
2013 15 12 115 14 11 45 7 0 1 16 236
2012 15 11 115 14 11 46 7 0 1 13 233
2011 16 12 118 13 12 50 8 0 1 12 242
2010 16 12 108 13 12 54 10 1 1 13 240
2009 16 11 98 11 12 59 10 0 1 12 230
2008 17 9 96 10 11 58 10 0 1 12 224
2007 17 7 95 9 11 58 11 0 1 13 222
2006 18 7 94 8 11 56 10 0 2 12 218
2005 18 9 98 6 12 56 11 0 2 11 223
2004 3 6 113 4 15 56 13 0 6 12 228
2003 4 5 113 4 17 57 12 0 6 12 230
2002 3 5 89 4 14 57 11 0 6 14 203
2001 4 5 68 4 16 58 12 0 8 15 190
2000 4 5 62 3 17 56 10 0 6 17 180
Source: Statistics Canada (Cansim Table 003-0015)
Prepared by Red Meat Section, AAFC - updated May 2020
Mink production
Mink production by province (number of pelts)
  NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC Canada
2018 172,400 58,500 749,000 20,500 36,600 413,100 44,300 0 0 269,400 1,763,800
2017 x 105,500 1,068,500 31,500 29,300 386,600 53,800 0 0 313,700 2,216,200
2016 x 98,700 952,700 34,000 26,100 424,500 x 0 0 309,600 2,143,100
2015 250,550 148,300 1,995,000 73,200 48,300 452,500 x 0 x 297,900 3,317,150
2014 286,200 127,400 1,980,000 67,300 50,700 492,500 x 0 x 322,700 3,384,000
2013 283,000 133,100 1,399,300 61,700 49,200 439,800 x 0 x 353,000 2,771,500
2012 241,900 135,000 1,493,300 51,800 54,200 436,800 x 0 x 342,800 2,804,800
2011 221,400 134,300 1,451,200 53,400 56,700 411,300 x 0 x 337,700 2,714,400
2010 180,100 103,800 1,247,700 54,300 58,800 405,900 x x x 200,000 2,297,880
2009 175,000 56,700 1,378,110 45,000 60,700 378,000 x 0 x 141,500 2,291,090
2008 120,000 47,000 1,233,450 41,900 49,500 350,000 x 0 x 144,200 2,041,000
2007 134,800 x 1,197,970 36,700 51,500 326,900 x 0 x 210,700 2,055,070
2006 111,100 36,800 961,500 39,400 48,200 311,300 x 0 x 194,700 1,751,300
2005 49,600 26,700 762,100 19,400 43,900 264,500 x 0 x 173,000 1,417,000
2004 x 34,300 764,400 21,900 42,300 285,900 47,500 0 x 240,500 1,470,900
2003 x 32,800 722,600 x 61,200 288,600 41,900 0 x 257,200 1,461,600
2002 x 42,300 458,700 x 55,500 282,400 28,600 0 x 204,200 1,129,600
2001 x 27,000 465,000 x 50,100 268,900 35,500 0 x 238,200 1,133,900
2000 x 23,000 417,600 x 54,800 259,400 35,500 0 x 231,400 1,074,500
x- Suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
Source: Statistics Canada (Cansim Table 003-0015)
Prepared by Red Meat Section, AAFC - updated May 2020
Farm cash receipts
Farm Cash receipts (thousand Canadian dollars) - Fur Production
  NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC Canada
2018 7,430 3,287 48,725 2,232 1,247 19,466 2,314 10 0 12,823 97,533
2017 x x 29,281 1,605 1,143 17,562 x 0 0 x 75,137
2016 7,117 x 54,471 2,524 1,706 16,561 x x x x 98,450
2015 13,916 x 87,042 3,817 3,410 33,087 x x x x 168,418
2014 12,291 x 54,043 3,466 2,732 24,814 x x x x 119,783
2013 22,281 x 128,427 5,559 5,503 45,296 4,701 x x x 255,771
2012 16,557 x 116,763 4,943 5,453 37,747 4,170 x x x 223,988
2011 11,562 7,203 87,716 4,166 4,604 29,325 3,264 x x 13,041 161,052
2010 11,046 3,583 89,745 3,091 4,217 24,177 3,517 x x 8,466 147,962
2009 5,082 2,105 56,988 2,012 2,401 15,315 2,432 x x 5,811 92,169
2008 7,597 2,545 80,779 2,528 3,452 19,805 3,372 x 33 x 132,713
2007 5,325 2,151 55,535 2,373 2,798 16,312 2,441 x 49 x 96,392
2006 3,527 1,927 54,280 1,429 3,121 16,797 2,694 18 2,646 10,161 96,601
2005 x 1,984 45,307 x 2,549 16,040 2,830 8 x x 85,314
2004 x 1,779 38,842 x 3,426 14,843 2,117 17 1,880 x 77,512
2003 x 1,735 21,324 x 2,545 11,865 1,155 21 1,608 x 49,914
2002 x 1,067 21,218 x 2,267 11,400 1,636 11 1,552 x 49,971
2001 x 903 18,954 x 2,361 10,698 1,625 31 1,619 x 46,203
2000 x 976 18,231 x 2,276 10,676 1,213 28 x 9,740 46,209
x-Suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
Source: Statistics Canada (Cansim Table 002-0001)
Prepared by Red Meat Section, AAFC - updated May 2020
Total mink pelt production and average price
Graph: Canadian mink production and average price as indicated in the table below
Total mink pelt production in Canada and average price (in Canadian dollars)
  Number of pelts produced Value of pelts produced Avg pelt price
2018 1,589,000 44,147,743 28
2017 2,980,100 97,309,785 33
2016 2,143,100 74,749,635 35
2015 3,317,150 98,091,233 30
2014 3,384,000 167,738,893 50
2013 2,771,500 118,836,752 43
2012 2,804,800 254,016,062 91
2011 2,714,400 222,214,839 82
2010 2,297,880 159,601,903 69
2009 2,291,090 147,028,298 64
2008 2,041,000 91,414,230 45
2007 2,055,070 131,692,385 64
2006 1,751,300 95,383,927 54
2005 1,417,000 95,539,741 67
2004 1,470,900 84,564,388 57
2003 1,461,600 76,251,071 52
2002 1,129,600 48,646,874 43
2001 1,133,900 49,317,550 43
2000 1,074,500 45,429,023 42
Source: Statistics Canada (Cansim Table 003-0014)
Prepared by Red Meat Section, AAFC - updated May 2020

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