Fur production is economically significant for Finland. The industry sales revenue comes almost entirely from abroad. In 2018 the export value was 317 million euros. In the 2010s fur farming has contributed an average of 400-500 million euros per annum in export revenues to Finland.
Under the Environmental Protection Act, the rearing of fur animals is subject to an environmental permit. The type of permit will also define the regulatory authority, which is either a municipal or regional administrative office.