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Norwegian seafood exports exceed last year’s level by clear margin

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Norway exported 286,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 9 billion in November. Volume increased by 25 per cent, while export values remained on par with November last year.

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Year to date, Norway has exported 2.4 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 86.5 billion. Export volumes have increased by 6 per cent, and value has increased by 4 per cent or NOK 3.3 billion compared to the same period last year.

Norway exported 103,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.7 billion in November. This represents a volume increase of 11 per cent or 10,200 tonnes but a decline in export value of 5 per cent or NOK 291 million compared with November last year. Year to date, Norway has exported 909,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 59 billion.

This is a volume increase of 2 per cent, and a value increase of 7 per cent or NOK 4 billion compared to the same period last year. The average price for whole fresh salmon in November was NOK 50.68 per kg against NOK 61.71 per kg November 2016. Poland and France were the largest salmon markets in November.

Norway exported 5,600 tonnes of trout worth some NOK 328 million in November. This is a volume increase of 36 per cent or 1,400 tonnes and an increase in export values of 13 per cent, or 37 per cent compared to November 2016. So far this year, Norway has exported 35,200 tonnes of trout worth NOK 2.6 billion.

Export volumes have declined by 45 per cent or 29,100 tonnes and export values have declined by 28 per cent or NOK 1 billion compared with the same period last year. Belarus and Japan have imported the most trout from Norway in November.

Norway exported 2,600 tonnes of fresh cod, including filleted cod, which was worth NOK 108 million in November. Export volumes were down by 1,000 tonnes or 28 per cent and a decline in export value of 16 per cent or NOK 21 million compared with November 2016.

Denmark and Sweden were the largest markets for fresh cod in November. So far this year, Norway has exported 64,500 tonnes of fresh cod, including filleted cod, worth some NOK 2.2 billion.

Fresh cod volumes were up by 4,000 tonnes or 7 per cent and an increase in export value of fresh cod by 9 per cent or NOK 182 million compared to the same period last year.


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