APPROXIMATE AVERAGE YEARLY PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD'S
FURS IN THE THREE YEARS, 1907-1909
By E. Brass
The value of the world's production for each year amounts to 360,000,000 marks ($95,680,000), of which furs to the value of 160,000,000 marks come to Leipzig each year.
Skins used by the natives and hunters for supplying their own requirements are not included.
White bear :
Polar regions, Asia and Europe, 600; America, 400.
Grizzly bear: America, 1,200.
Brown bear :
America, 2,000; Asia, 6,000.
America, 20,000; Asia, 1,000.
Common brown bear :
Asia, 3,000; Europe 2,000.
America, 80,000; Asia, 1,000; Europe, a few skins.
NUTRIA South America, 1,000,000.
MUSKRAT OR MUSQUASH America, about 8,000,000; Russia, 3,000.
CHINCHILLA Peru, 600.
CHINCHILLONA Peru and Bolivia, 12,000.
BASTARD CHINCHILLA Bolivia, 3,000; Chili, 25,000.
Europe, 100,000; America, 30,000; Asia, Japan and China, 30,000.