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Great month for Norwegian seafood

Christian Fernsby |
Norwegian seafood exports amounted to NOK 8.8 billion in April.

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This is an increase of NOK 892 million or 11 percent compared with April last year.

Year to date, seafood exports total NOK 34.5 billion.

This is an increase of NOK 2.8 billion or 9 percent compared with the same period last year.

In April, 86,000 tonnes of salmon were exported with a value of NOK 6.2 billion.

This was an increase in volume of 17 percent while the export value increased by NOK 995 million or 19 percent compared with April last year.

So far this year, 333,000 tonnes of salmon have been exported with a value of NOK 22.9 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 5 percent while the value has increased by NOK 2 billion or 10 percent.

The average price for fresh whole salmon in April was NOK 68.46 per kg, compared with NOK 68.45 per kg in April last year.

Poland, Denmark and France were the largest export markets for salmon from Norway in April.

In April, 3,800 tonnes of trout were exported with a value of NOK 275 million.

The volume increased by 4 percent while export value increased by NOK 33 million or 14 percent compared with April last year.

So far this year 14,800 tonnes of trout have been exported at a value of NOK 1 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 9 percent, while the export value increased by NOK 165 million or 19 percent.

The United States, Belarus and Poland were the largest export markets for trout in April.

8,700 tonnes of fresh cod, including skrei, were exported with a value of NOK 362 million.

This is a decrease in volume of 7 percent but an increase in value of NOK 15 million or 4 percent from April last year.

So far this year, 33,900 tonnes of fresh cod, including scrap, have been exported with a value of NOK 1.4 billion.

This is represents a reduction in volume of 20 percent, while the value fell by NOK 78 million or 5 percent.

Of this, skrei represents 6,400 tonnes, which is an increase of 27 percent, and an export value of NOK 285 million, which represents an increase of NOK 88 million or 45 percent.

Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands are the largest export markets for fresh cod in April.

In April, 5,900 tonnes of frozen cod were exported at a value of NOK 253 million.

This is an increase in volume of 17 percent and an increase in value of NOK 76 million or 43 percent.

So far this year, 31,000 tonnes of frozen cod have been exported to a value of NOK 1.3 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 16 percent, while the value increased by NOK 362 million or 38 percent.

China, the United Kingdom and France were the largest export markets for frozen cod in February.

In April, 4,800 tonnes of clipfish were exported with a value of NOK 231 million.

Within this figure, volumes fell by 27 percent, and export value fell by NOK 77 million or 25 percent compared to April last year.

So far this year, 29,800 tonnes of clipfish have been exported to a value of NOK 1.3 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 8 percent, while export value increased by NOK 77 million or 6 percent.

Portugal, the Dominican Republic and Congo-Brazzaville were the main export markets in April.

In February, 4,000 tonnes of salted fish were exported at a value of NOK 231 million.

Export volumes fell by 12 percent while export value increased by NOK 2 million or 1 percent compared with April last year.

So far this year, 10,500 tonnes of salted fish have been exported at a value of NOK 587 million.

This is a decrease in volume of 20 percent while the value fell by NOK 68 million or 10 percent.

Portugal, Spain and Tunisia were the main exports markets in April.

In April, 11,200 tonnes of herring were exported at a value of NOK 119 million.

This represents a decrease in volume of 24 percent while export values fell by NOK 23 million or 16 percent.

So far this year, 117,000 tonnes of herring have been exported at a value of NOK 966 million.

This represents an increase in volume of 14 percent, and an increase in value of NOK 72 million or 8 percent.

Lithuania, Poland and Belarus were the main export markets for herring in April.

April saw 10,700 tonnes of mackerel exported with a value of NOK 187 million.

Volumes increased by 16 percent while the value increased by NOK 64 million or 52 percent.

So far this year, 62,000 tonnes of mackerel have been exported at a value of NOK 1 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 2 percent and an increase in value of NOK 270 million or 35 percent.

China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand were the largest export destinations for mackerel in April.

1,600 tonnes of prawns were exported at a value of NOK 96 million.

This represents an increase in volume of 100 percent while export value has increased by NOK 30 million or 45 percent compared to April 2018.

So far this year, 5,200 tonnes of prawns has been exported at a value of NOK 363 million.

This is an increase in volume of 86 percent while the value increased by NOK 132 million or 57 percent.

Sweden, Iceland and the UK were the largest markets in April.

85 tonnes of king crab were exported at a value of NOK 28 million.

This is an increase in volume of 87 percent, while the value increased by NOK 14 million or 99 percent from April last year.

So far this year, 604 tonnes of king crab have been exported at a value of NOK 186 million.

This is an increase in volume of 22 percent while the value increased by NOK 47 million or 34 percent.

Taiwan, the Netherlands and Sweden were the largest export markets for king crab in April.


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