2020 Auction dates announced
The development of the COVID-19 outbreak forced Kopenhagen Fur to make a series of adjustments to the auction calendar earlier this month. These adjustments make it possible to fit two additional auctions this season, at a time where the outbreak effects are expected to wane.
In addition to the online auction taking place on 9-12 June, Kopenhagen Fur will hold auctions in July, August, and September, as follows:
- June 9-12 | Digital auction
- July 9-19* | Inspections on 3-8 July
- August 17-26 | Inspections on 10-16 August
- September 20-29 | Inspections on 14-19 September
* Please note the date for the July auction has been changed and will now start on 9 July.
Positive trends in the COVID-19 situation could open the door for a physical auction
In the last few weeks, the world has seen a reduction in the number of new coronavirus cases, a positive development that has motivated several governments to gradually start a reopening process. This has brought the discussions on the opening of the borders back to the table, with some countries gradually lifting their travel bans.
In Denmark, early lock down measures served to avoid a major outbreak, and the country is now undergoing a cautious reopening process, focused on the reactivation of the economy. Despite the unpredictability of the situation, Kopenhagen Fur hopes that postponing the main auctions to the second half of 2020 will help reduce the uncertainty that has plagued the beginning of the auction season. With some luck, it could also open the door to holding the July, August, and September auctions physically in Glostrup.
In the coming weeks/months, we will continue to closely monitor the situation, and keep you informed of any developments. As we move forward into the season, we may have to adjust the abovementioned dates. However, any changes will be communicated as soon as possible.