Initially, Russia was poised for a normal frigid winter with early fall temperatures ranging around freezing. But December turned unseasonably mild with very little snow and warmer days. [Read More]
Three months ago, optimism among trappers and country fur buyers was apparent. Things have changed. [Read More]
Market patterns are similar to circumstances that lead to 1970’s fur boom.
Fluctuations in prices are partly due to buyers chasing fur on speculation.
From DemocratandChronicle.com According to various studies, the trapping harvest of muskrats in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region is down 75 percent to 80 percent since the early 1980s. New York’s harvest fell from 539,196 in 1982-83 to 108,324 in 2007-08, … [Read More]
When North and South Korea start inching closer toward war, everyone in the fur trade should take note. [Read More]
You read that right. Parker Dozhier says things are looking good for the fur market.
Converging factors leave our market optimistic, but higher prices will come slowly.
Russian president is no expert on weather or fur, so wait-and-see approach is still advisable.