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Continuing growth in Norwegian seafood exports

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So far this year Norwegian seafood exports have totalled NOK 28.8 billion. This is an increase of 26 percent or NOK 5.9 billion year-on-year.

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Salmon exports were worth NOK 18.2 billion during the first four months of 2016. This is an increase of 25 percent, or NOK 3.7 billion compared to the same period last year. In April, exports of salmon were NOK 4.9 billion. This is an increase of 40 percent or NOK 1.4 billion compared with April 2015.

The average price achieved for whole fresh Norwegian salmon in April was NOK 57.39 per kilo, compared with NOK 39.89 per kilo in April 2015. Poland and France were the biggest buyers of Norwegian salmon during the first quarter.

Trout exports totalled NOK 1.3 billion, an increase of 117 percent or NOK 704 million compared to the first four months of 2015. Exports of trout amounted to NOK 405 million in April.

An increase of 174 percent or NOK 257 million compared to April 2015. Year to date, the biggest buyers of Norwegian trout were Belarus and Japan.

Year-to-date exports of fresh cod, including fillets, were worth NOK 1.4 billion. An increase of 20 percent or NOK 230 million. In April, exports of fresh cod, including fillets, were NOK 315 million.

This represents growth of 14 percent or NOK 40 million compared to April last year.

Frozen cod, including fillets totalled NOK 925 million. An increase of 54 percent or NOK 326 million. In April, frozen cod exports, including fillets, totalled NOK 228 million, an increase of 43 percent or NOK 69 million compared with April 2015.

So far this year, exports of clipfish have totalled NOK 1.1 billion. A decrease of 9 percent or NOK 104 million. In April, exports of clipfish were worth NOK 256 million, an increase of 31 percent or NOK 61 million compared with April 2015.

Salted fish exports totalled NOK 695 million, an increase of 16 percent or NOK 95 million. In April, exports of salted fish were worth NOK 256 million. This is at the same level as April 2015.

During the first four months of this year, herring exports totalled NOK 980 million. An increase of 71 percent or NOK 406 million compared to April 2015.

In the same month, exports of herring totalled NOK 126 million. An increase of 60 percent or NOK 47 million compared to April 2015. Poland and Germany were the biggest markets for herring.

Mackerel exports totalled NOK 931 million. An increase of 50 percent or NOK 310 million. In April, mackerel exports reached NOK 160 million.

An increase of 99 percent or NOK 80 million compared to April 2015. Japan and Nigeria were the largest export markets.


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