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FUR-FARMING IN CANADA   139

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.

BEARS

White bear :

Polar regions, Asia and Europe, 600; America, 400.

Grizzly bear: America, 1,200.

Brown bear :

America, 2,000; Asia, 6,000.

Black bear:

America, 20,000; Asia, 1,000.

Common brown bear :

Asia, 3,000; Europe 2,000.

 

BEAVER

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.

 

BADGER

Europe, 100,000; America, 30,000; Asia, Japan and China, 30,000.


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