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Strong start for Norwegian seafood year

Christian Fernsby |
Norway exported 207,000 tonnes of seafood totalling NOK 9.8 billion in January. Volume is at the same level as last year, while export value increased by NOK 1.2 billion, or 15 per cent, compared with January 2019.

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Topics: NORWEGIAN    SEAFOOD   

88,000 tonnes of salmon were exported with a value of NOK 6.8 billion in January. This is an increase in volume of 3 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 1.2 billion, or 21 per cent, compared with January 2019.

The average price for fresh whole salmon in January was NOK 75.86 per kg, compared to NOK 62.44 per kg in January last year.

Poland, France and Denmark were the largest recipients of salmon from Norway.

In January, 5,700 tonnes of trout were exported with a value of NOK 356 million. Export volume increased by 45 per cent, while value increased by NOK 94 million, or 36 per cent, compared with January last year.

Ukraine, the United States and Thailand were our largest trout market in January.

6,100 tonnes of fresh cod were exported, including skrei with an export value of NOK 328 million. This is an increase in the volume of 32 per cent, while export value increased by NOK 103 million or 46 per cent compared to January 2019. Of this, 1,100 tonnes of landfill constitutes an increase of 21 per cent. The value of the scream was NOK 66 million, which is an increase of NOK 16 million, or 33 per cent.

Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland are the largest recipients of fresh cod in January.

In January, 5,100 tonnes of frozen cod were exported to a value of NOK 231 million. This is a 48 per cent reduction in volume while the value fell by NOK 162 million, or 41 per cent.

The UK, China and Poland were the largest recipients of frozen cod in January.

8,600 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 408 million were exported. Export volumes fell by 8 per cent, while export value remained unchanged from January last year.

Brazil, Portugal and the Dominican Republic were our most important markets in January.

In January, 1,300 tonnes of salted fish were exported to a value of NOK 62 million. Volume increased by 57 per cent, while value increased by NOK 23 million, or 58 per cent, compared to January last year.

Portugal, Italy and Greece were our most important markets in January.

34,300 tonnes of herring were exported to a value of NOK 332 million in January. The volume is at the same level as last year, while the value increased by NOK 47 million or 17 per cent.

Poland, Lithuania and Germany were the main markets for herring in January.

In January, 26,500 tonnes of mackerel were exported to a value of NOK 439 million. Volume increased by 17 per cent, while value increased by NOK 68 million, or 18 per cent.

South Korea, China and Japan were the largest recipients of mackerel in January.

921 tonnes of prawns were exported to a value of NOK 75 million. This is a 50 per cent reduction in volume, while the value fell by NOK 35 million, or 32 per cent, from January last year.

Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland were the largest markets in January.

233 tonnes of king crab were exported to a value of NOK 76 million. This represents a 2 per cent reduction in volume, but an increase in export value of NOK 6 million, or 9 per cent.

South Korea, the United States and Japan were the largest recipients of king crab in January.


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