Facts

  • Every year Danish fur farmers raise almost 18.6 million mink.

    1,500 Danish fur farmers own the cooperative company Kopenhagen Fur.

    Kopenhagen Fur is the world's largest auction house for furs and the global centre of the fur trade.

    Kopenhagen Fur has a turnover of 10.9 billion Danish kroner (1.63 billion USD) per year.

    Fur skins are Denmark's largest export commodity to the booming economy in Hong Kong/China.

    Fur farming is Denmark's third largest type of animal farming.

    The Ministry of Commerce in Denmark has selected the fur trade as one of 29 special competence clusters in Danish economic life.

    Fur farming is a sustainable production that relieves the food industry of large quantities of waste cuts and by-products.

  • Please read our folder about animal welfare on danish mink farms.