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Fall in Norwegian seafood export value

Christian Fernsby |
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 8.7 billion in February.

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Topics: NORWEGIAN   

This figure represents a decrease of NOK 482 million, or 5 per cent, compared with February last year, and continues the downward trend that started in January.

In February, most species' export value fell, except for king crab and herring, compared to the record-strong February of 2020.

Seafood exports totalled NOK 8.7 billion in February.

There has been a decrease in value of 5 per cent, or NOK 482 million, compared with February last year.

Poland, Denmark and the USA were the largest markets for Norwegian seafood in February.

95,600 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.4 billion were exported in February.

Export volume increased by 20 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 306 million, or 5 per cent, compared with February last year.

Poland, France and the USA were the largest markets for Norwegian salmon in February.

According to the Norwegian Seafood Council's seafood envoy to Italy, Trym Eidem Gundersen, the increased salmon sales are the result of several regions receiving relief from the coronary restrictions in February.

Norwegian salmon to China continues to show good development into the new year.

3,900 tonnes of trout worth NOK 292 million were exported in February.

Export volume fell by 20 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 61 million, or 20 per cent, compared with February last year.

The USA, Belarus and Japan were the largest markets for Norwegian trout in February.

Norway exported 11,000 tonnes of fresh cod, including cod, worth NOK 412 million in February.

Export volume increased by 25 per cent.

Export value increased by NOK 10 million, or 2 per cent, compared with February last year.

Denmark, Poland and Spain were the largest markets for fresh cod from Norway in February.

1,700 tonnes of cod worth NOK 71 million were exported in February.

Export volume fell by 11 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 15 million, or 18 per cent, compared with February last year.

Denmark, Spain and Sweden were the largest markets for cod in February.

Exports of fresh cod to Spain in February fell by 10 per cent, but much enters the country via Denmark.

Norway exported 6,700 tonnes of frozen cod worth NOK 251 million in February.

There has been a decrease in volume of 19 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 131 million, or 34 per cent, compared with February last year.

The United Kingdom, China and Lithuania were the largest markets for frozen cod from Norway in February.

The trend of an increased volume share to the EU continues, and after an increase to China in January, export volume to China was 44 per cent lower than in February last year. The decrease in volume is mainly due to frozen whole cod, 22 per cent lower than in February last year.

Norway exported 6,800 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 266 million in February.

There is a reduction in volume of 8 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 123 million, or 32 per cent, compared with February last year.

The Dominican Republic, Portugal and Brazil were the largest markets for Norwegian clipfish in February.

Clipfish consumption in Portugal has increased during the pandemic and increasing home consumption has managed to compensate for lost sales in the hotel, restaurant and canteen segment.

Norway exported 1,900 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 83 million in February.

There is a decrease in volume of 7 per cent.

The value fell by NOK 30 million, or 27 per cent, compared with February last year.

Greece, Portugal and Brazil were the largest markets for Norwegian salted fish in February.

Norway exported 282 tonnes of stockfish worth NOK 49 million in February.

There is a decrease in volume of 40 per cent.

The value fell by NOK 44 million, or 48 per cent, compared with February last year.

Italy, Nigeria and the USA were the largest markets for Norwegian stockfish in February.

Norway exported 58,000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 554 million in February.

The volume increased by 51 per cent.

The value increased by NOK 180 million, or 48 per cent, compared with February last year.

Lithuania, Nigeria and Poland were the largest markets for Norwegian herring in February.

February was a strong month for herring exports, and we must go back to 2012 to find similar values and volumes.

Prices are holding up well as well as increased volumes for all products.

Norway exported 29,000 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 445 million in February.

This marks a decrease in volume of 14 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 110 million, or 20 per cent, compared with February last year.

South Korea, Vietnam and Japan were the largest markets for Norwegian mackerel in February.

For mackerel exports, a record-breaking January was followed by another good month. February 2020 was the best, both in export value and volume, but February 2021 enters a healthy second place by export value and third place by export volume.

After two years without capelin fishing, Norway received a quota of approx. 42,000 tonnes in Icelandic waters.

The entire quota was fished between 1 and 19 February.

Norway exported 6,000 tonnes of capelin worth NOK 108 million in February.

China, Japan and Ukraine were the largest capelin markets in February.

Norway exported 235 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 82 million in February.

This marks an increase in export volume of 100 per cent.

Export value increased by NOK 41 million, or 101 per cent.

South Korea, Hong Kong SAR and the Netherlands were the largest markets for Norwegian king crab in February.

843 tonnes of prawn were exported in February with a value of NOK 66 million.

This represents an increase in export volume of 4 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 2 million, or 3 per cent, compared with February last year.

Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland were the largest markets for Norwegian prawn in February.


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