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Norwegian seafood exports 18% up in January

Staff writer |
Norway exported seafood for NOK 6.7 billion in January, which represents an increase of over NOK 1bn or 18% from the same time a year ago.

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Salmon exports totaled NOK 4.3bn in January, which is up by NOK 644 million or 18% year-on-year, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

The average price for fresh whole salmon increased from NOK 44.21 to NOK 55.62, but the volume of Norwegian salmon exports fell by 3,300 metric tons to close 73,500t in January this year.

Poland, France and Spain were the biggest importers of salmon from Norway.

Trout exports increased by 124% to an export value of NOK 294m. Volumes increased by 3,500t to 6,200t.

Belarus, Poland and the United States, were the largest markets for trout in January.

Herring and mackerel exports also went up in January. Herring exports totaled NOK 347m in January. That's an increase of NOK 129m or 59% compared with January last year. Poland and Germany were the main markets for herring in January.

Exports of mackerel increased by NOK 44m or 20% in January to a total of NOK 264m. Japan was the biggest importer of mackerel with a value of NOK 36m.