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Strong start for Norwegian seafood exports in 2019

Staff Writer |
Norway exported 198,700 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.8 billion in February.


This is a reduction of 57,000 tonnes or 22 percent in volume but an increase in the value of NOK 670 million or 9 percent compared with February last year.

So far this year, 406,000 tonnes of seafood have been exported with a value of NOK 16.4 billion. This is a 13 percent decrease in volume while export value has increased by NOK 1.6 billion or 11 percent compared with the same period last year.

In February, 80,000 tonnes of salmon were exported with a value of NOK 5.1 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 7 percent and a value increase of NOK 492 million or 11 percent compared with February 2018.

So far this year, 166,000 tonnes of salmon have been exported with a value of NOK 10.7 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 4 percent while the value has increased by NOK 1.1 billion or 11 percent.

The average price for fresh whole salmon in February was NOK 58.94 per kg compared to NOK 58.34 per kg in February 2018.

In February, 3,600 tonnes of trout were exported with a value of NOK 251 million.

Volume increased by 22 percent while the value increased by NOK 68 million or 37 percent compared with February last year.

So far this year, 7,600 tonnes of trout have been exported with a value of NOK 514 million.

This is an increase in volume of 23 percent, and an increase in value of NOK 124 million or 32 percent.

The United States, Belarus and Thailand were our largest trout markets in February.

38,300 tonnes of herring were exported in February, with a value of NOK 281 million.

This is an increase in volume of 43 percent while export value increased by NOK 53 million or 23 percent.

So far this year, 73,000 tonnes of herring have been exported with a value of NOK 566 million.

This represents an increase in volume of 19 percent, while export value increased by NOK 13 million or 2 percent.

In February, 15 600 tonnes of mackerel were exported totaling NOK 264 million.

Export volume fell by 11 percent while value increased by NOK 42 million or 19 percent.

So far this year, 38,100 tonnes of mackerel have been exported with a total value of NOK 634 million.

This is an increase in volume of 2 percent year-on-year and an increase of NOK 168 million or 36 percent in value.

8,800 tonnes of fresh cod, including scrap, were exported with a value of NOK 356 million.

This is a 33 percent decrease in volume and a fall of NOK 98 million or 22 percent compared to February last year.

So far this year, 13,500 tonnes of fresh cod, including scrap, have been exported totalling NOK 583 million.

This is a decrease in volume of 28 percent, and a decrease in value of NOK 101 million or 15 percent.

Of this, skrei represents 1,900 tonnes, an increase of 6 percent in February.

The value of skrei was NOK 88 million, an increase of NOK 21 million or 31 percent.

Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands were the largest recipients of fresh cod in February.

In February, 7,200 tonnes of frozen cod were exported with a value of NOK 313 million.

This is a decrease in volume of 4 percent and an increase in value of NOK 45 million or 17 percent.

So far this year, 17,000 tonnes of frozen cod have been exported with a value of NOK 709 million.

This represents an increase in volume of 11 percent, and a growth in value of NOK 170 million or 32 percent.

China, the UK and the Netherlands were the largest recipients of frozen cod in February.

In February, 9,300 tonnes of clipfish were exported with a value of NOK 386 million.

The volume increased by 69 percent, and export value increased by NOK 156 million or 68 percent compared to February last year.

So far this year, 18,600 tonnes of clipfish have been exported with a value of NOK 795 million.

This is an increase in volume of 24 percent, and an increase in value of NOK 152 million or 24 percent.

Brazil, Portugal and the Dominican Republic were our main markets in February.

In February, 1,700 tonnes of salted fish were exported with a value of NOK 87 million.

The volume fell by 23 percent while the value fell by NOK 18 million or 17 percent compared with February last year.

So far this year, 2,500 tonnes of salted fish have been exported with a value of NOK 126 million.

This represents a decrease in volume of 23 percent while export value fell by NOK 25 million or 17 percent.

Greece, Portugal and Spain were our main markets in February.

189 tonnes of king crab were exported with a value of NOK 58 million.

This is a decrease in volume of 6 percent, but an increase in export values of NOK 4 million or 7 percent.

South Korea, the United States and Japan were the largest export markets of king crabs in January.

Lower quotas and a lower catch of king crab triggered a price increase of 13 percent and a value increase of 7 percent.

It is also gratifying to see the return of the snow crab in our export statistics, with both higher catches and higher levels of exports”, says seafood analyst Ingrid Kristine Pettersen.

Norway exported 960 tonnes prawns at a value of NOK 111 million in February.

This is an increase in volume of 47 percent, while value increased with NOK 29 million, or 53 percent against February last year.

The UK, Sweden and Finland were the largest markets for prawns the past month.

February saw 189 tonnes of king crab exported to a value of NOK 58 million.

This is a decrease of 6 percent in volumes, but the export value increased by NOK 4 million, or 7 percent.

South-Korea, USA and Japan were the largest markets in February.

Lower quotas and catch of king crab resulted in a increased price of 13 percent and an increase in value of 7 percent, compared to February of last year.


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