Norwegian seafood exports grow by 29 percent in February
So far this year, seafood worth NOK 13.6 billion has been exported. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion or 24 percent compared with the same period last year.
NOK 4.2 billion worth of salmon was exported in February. This is an increase of NOK 863 million or 26 percent compared with February last year. The average price for fresh whole salmon increased from NOK 42.17 per kg to NOK 55.05 per kg.
Measured by volume, salmon exports declined by 472 tonnes to nearly 71,800 tonnes in February this year. France, Poland and Denmark were the largest recipients of salmon from Norway.
Trout exports increased in February by 100 percent to an export value of NOK 288 million. The volume increased by 3,000 tonnes to 6100 tonnes. Poland, Belarus and Japan were our largest markets for trout in February.
Exports of herring finished at NOK 351 million in February. This is an increase of NOK 194 million or 124 percent compared with February last year. Ukraine, Germany and Poland were the most important markets for herring in February.
Mackerel exports increased by NOK 126 million or 61 percent in February, to NOK 333 million in total. Ghana was the largest recipient of mackerel with a value of NOK 50 million.
Exports of clipfish declined by NOK 53 million or 20 percent in February to NOK 205 million in total. Portugal was the largest market with a value of NOK 71 million.
Exports of salted fish increased in February by NOK 15 million to an export value of NOK 111 million. Portugal was our largest market for salted fish with a total value of NOK 52 million in February.
Exports of fresh cod increased by NOK 142 million or 61 percent, to NOK 373 million in total. Norway exported NOK 75 million worth of Skrei cod in February. This is an increase of 73 percent from February last year. The volume was 2,115 tonnes. For frozen cod, the export value increased by NOK 76 million to an export value of NOK 225 million in February.
Exports of crab increased by 317 percent to an export value of NOK 83 million. This is divided among king crab at NOK 59 million and snow crab at NOK 23 million. Shrimp increased by 104 percent to a total export value of NOK 50 million. ■