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New record for Norway's seafood export

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Norway exported 159,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 7.1 billion in July. Year-on-year growth by volume was 8 percent, while export value increased by 7 percent or NOK 2.2 billion from July 2017.

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So far this year, Norway has exported 1.6 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 55.2 billion. Export volumes have increased by 11 percent, and the value has increased by 4 percent or NOK 2.2 billion from the same period last year.

Seafood exports fluctuate by season and usually July is the weakest export month. The biggest seasonal variations are for fisheries. For the fisheries, July 2018 was the second highest July month ever, with an export value of NOK 1.5 billion.

This is 5 percent higher than last year, and 9 percent lower than the July 2015 record. For aquaculture, exports totaled NOK 5.5 billion, which is also a record for July. 78 percent of total seafood exports in July came from aquaculture.

Norway exported 88,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.3 billion in July. This is a volume increase of 20 percent or 15,000 tonnes and a value increase of 7 percent or NOK 344 million compared to July 2017.

So far this year, Norway has exported 572,000 tonnes of salmon to a value of NOK 37.8 billion.

Export volumes have increased 9 percent, while export value increased by 4 percent or NOK 1.4 billion from the same period last year.

The average price for whole fresh salmon in July was NOK 56.45 per kg compared against NOK 64.11 per kg in July last year. Poland and France were the largest salmon markets in July.

Norway exported 3,350 tonnes of trout worth NOK 213 million in July. This is a volume increase of 65 percent or 1,300 tonnes and a 28 percent increase in value, or NOK 47 million compared with July 2017.

So far this year, Norway has exported 24,000 tonnes of trout with an export value of NOK 1.6 billion.

This is a volume growth of 30 percent or 5,600 tonnes and a value increase of 8 percent or NOK 124 million from the same period last year. Belarus and the United States were our largest trout markets in July.

Norway exported 2,600 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillet, worth NOK 83 million in July. This is a volume increase of 118 tonnes or 5 percent and a 10 percent increase in value or NOK 8 million compared to July last year. Denmark and Spain were the largest markets for fresh cod in July.

So far this year, Norway has exported 53,000 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillet, totalling NOK 1.9 billion. This is a volume decline of 2,600 tonnes or 5 percent and a value increase of 3 percent or NOK 154 million compared to the same period last year.

Norway exported 3,900 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillet, to a value of NOK 155 million in July.

This is a volume decline of 2,980 tonnes or 43 percent and a decline of 29 percent or NOK 64 million compared to July 2017. So far this year, Norway has exported 43,000 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillet, for NOK 1.6 billion.

There is a volume decline of 2,365 tonnes or 5 percent and a value increase of 5 percent or NOK 76 million from the same period last year. China and the UK were the largest frozen cod markets in July.

Norway exported 5,300 tonnes of whole clipfish totalling NOK 227 million in July. This is a volume increase of 198 tonnes or 4 percent, and a value increase of NOK 3 million from July last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 48 000 tonnes of whole clipfish worth NOK 2.2 billion.

This is a volume increase of 1,000 tonnes or 2 percent and a value increase of 4 percent or NOK 87 million from the same period last year. Portugal and Brazil were the largest clipfish markets in July.

Norway exported 1,500 tonnes of salted fish for NOK 65 million in July.

This is a volume increase of 272 tonnes or 22 percent and a 24 percent increase by value or NOK 13 million compared with July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 22,600 tonnes of salted fish for NOK 1.1 billion.

This is a volume increase of 1,200 tonnes or 6 percent, and a value increase of 18 percent or NOK 167 million from the same period last year. Portugal and Italy were the largest salted fish markets in July.

Norway exported 291 tonnes of whole dried fish worth NOK 26 million kroner in July.

This is a volume increase of 55 percent and a value increase of NOK 8 million or 44 percent from the same month in 2017.

So far this year, Norway has exported 2,360 tonnes of dried fish for NOK 327 million. This is a volume increase of 325 tonnes or 16 percent and a value increase of NOK 57 million or 21 percent from the same period last year. Nigeria and Italy were the largest dried fish markets in July.



Reduced herring exports Norway exported 11 000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 107 million in July. This is a volume decline of 27 percent or 4,151 tonnes and a decline in export value of 32 percent or NOK 51 million compared with July 2017.

So far this year, Norway has exported 159,000 tonnes of herring to a value of NOK 1.4 billion.

This is a volume increase of 6 percent or 9,000 tonnes, and a value decline of 12 percent or NOK 186 million from the same period last year. The Netherlands and Poland were the largest markets for herring in July.

Norway exported 270 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 78 million in July. This is a volume increase of 106 tonnes or 64 percent and a value increase of NOK 34 million or 80 percent compared with July 2017.

So far this year, Norway has exported 946 tonnes of king crab totalling NOK 273 million. This is a volume increase of 9 percent or 79 tonnes, and a value increase of 16 percent or NOK 38 million. South Korea and the United States were the most important king crab markets in July

Norway exported 670 tonnes of prawns worth NOK 51 million in July. This is an increase of 26 tonnes or 4 percent, while export value increased by NOK 2.7 million or 6 percent.

So far this year, Norway has exported 5,250 tonnes of prawns worth NOK 425 million. This is a volume increase of 11 percent or 515 tonnes, and a value increase of 20 percent or NOK 72 million. Sweden and Finland were the most important prawns markets in July.


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