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Bumper start to Norwegian seafood exports for 2018

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Norway exported 198,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 7.7 billion in January.

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An increase in volume of 23,000 tonnes or 13 percent and a NOK 143 million or 2 percent rise in value compared with January last year.

"The growth in value seen in Norwegian seafood exports in January is due to whitefish products. At the same time it is gratifying to see that exports to the EU market have shown strong growth in volume and at historically high prices.

"In particular, it is encouraging to see that France is importing increased volumes. At the same time, salmon exports to China will be higher than January last year," says Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, Director for Market Insight and Access with the Norwegian Seafood Council

Salmon exports totalled 85,400 tonnes, with a value of NOK 5.1 billion in January. This represents an increase in volume of 16,000 tonnes or 23 percent with export values on par with same month in 2017. The average price for fresh whole salmon fell from NOK 72.02 to NOK 57.10 per kg. Poland, France and Denmark were the largest export markets for salmon from Norway.

"The EU market has taken a larger share this year compared with the same month last year. It shows that the market has largely recovered from last year's price rise shock, where France in particular is showing a positive trend.

"China is the driver for the Asian region, with a record increase in volume compared with January last year”, says Paul T. Aandahl, Analyst with the Norw

gian Seafood Council. Trout exports improve

In January 3,200 tonnes of trout were exported with a value of NOK 207 million. Volumes were up by 703 tonnes or 28 percent while the export value increased by NOK 13 million or 7 percent compared to January last year. The USA, China and Can

da were our largest trout market in January. Herring exports increase, whilst mackerel exports decline

33,500 tonnes of herring were exported in January with a value of NOK 322 million. This represents an increase in volume of 8,300 tonnes or 33 percent while the value increased by NOK 26 million or 9 percent. Germany and Lithuania were the most important markets for herring in January.

In January, 19,800 tonnes of mackerel were exported with a value of 245 million. Volumes fell by just under 5,000 tonnes or 20 percent while the value fell by NOK 62 million or 20 percent. South Korea, Turkey and China were the larges

export markets for Norwegian mackerel in January. Clipfish exports rise

9,600 tonnes of clipfish were exported with a value of NOK 418 million. Volumes increased by 819 tonnes or 9 percent while export values increased by NOK 50 million or 14 percent compared with January last year. Brazil was the largest market in Ja

uary with a value of NOK 238 million. Salted fish exports are unchanged

In January, 1,000 tonnes of salted fish were exported with a value of NOK 47 million. Volumes were down by 143 tonnes or 12 percent while export values are at the same level as January 2017. Spain and Greece were our most important markets in January.

5,700 tonnes of fresh cod incl. Skrei were exported in January with a total value of NOK 232 million. This is an increase in volume of 1,500 tonnes or 37 percent while export value increased by NOK 47 million or 26 percent.

Of this, Skrei accounted for 589 tonnes, which represents an increase of 200 tonnes. The value of Skrei was NOK 30 million, up by NOK 9 million or 45 percent.

In January, 7,900 tonnes of frozen cod were exported with a value of NOK 273 million. This is a decrease in volume of 786 tonnes or 9 percent while export value incre

sed by NOK 7 million or 3 percent. 671 tonnes of prawns were exported in January with a value of NOK 53 million. An increase of 92 tonnes or 16 percent, while export values increased by NOK 10 million or 24 percent on January last year. Sweden and the UK were the largest markets in January.

179 tonnes of king crab was exported with a value of NOK 52 million kroner. This is a decrease of 89 tonnes or 33 percent year-on-year while export value fell by NOK 21 million kroner or 28 percent. South Korea and the United States were the largest markets in January.

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