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Tremendous growth in Norwegian seafood exports

Christian Fernsby |
Norway exported 216,000 tonnes of seafood totalling NOK 9.3 billion in February.

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Topics: NORWEGIAN    SEAFOOD    EXPORT   

This is a 6 per cent reduction in volume but an increase in value of NOK 1.4 billion, or 17 per cent, compared with February last year.

So far this year, 430,000 tonnes of seafood have been exported with a value of

OK 19 billion. Norway exported 216,000 tonnes of seafood totaling NOK 9.3 billion in February.

This is a 6 per cent reduction in volume but an increase in value of NOK 1.4 billion, or 17 per cent, compared with February last year.

So far this year, 430,000 tonnes of seafood have been exported with a value of NOK 19 billion.

This is a decrease of 2 per cent, while the value has increased by NOK 2.5 billion, or 15 per cent, compared with the same period last year.

Norway exported 81,100 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.9 billion in February.

This is an increase in volume of 1 per cent, while export value increased by NOK 817 million, or 16 per cent, compared with February last year.

So far this year, 168,000 tonnes of salmon have been exported, worth NOK 12.6 billion.

This is an increase in volume of 1 per cent, while the value has increased by NOK 1.9 billion, or 18 per cent.

The average price for fresh whole salmon in February was NOK 68.99 per kg against NOK 58.87 per kg in February 2019.

Poland, France and the United States were the largest recipients of salmon from Norway in February.

Norway has exported 4 900 tonnes of trout worth NOK 302 million in February.

Volume increased by 39 per cent, while export value increased by NOK 58 million, or 24 per cent, compared with February last year.

So far this year, 10,600 tonnes of trout have been exported to a value of NOK 653 million.

This is an increase in volume of 41 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 148 million or 29 per cent.

Ukraine, the United States and Thailand were our largest trout markets in February.

Norway has exported 8 900 tonnes of fresh cod including skrei to a value of NOK 404 million in February.

This is an increase in volume of 4 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 47 million, or 13 per cent, from February last year.

So far this year, 15,000 tonnes of fresh cod including skrei have been exported with a value of NOK 729 million.

This represents an increase in volume of 13 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 147 million, or 25 per cent.

Of this, 1,800 tonnes were skrei, which is a 4 per cent reduction in February.

The value of skrei exports was NOK 86 million, which is at the same level as last year.

Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain are the largest export markets for fresh cod in February.

In February, Norway exported 8,200 tonnes of frozen cod worth NOK 377 million.

This is an increase in volume of 16 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 80 million, or 27 per cent.

So far this year, 13,300 tonnes of frozen cod have been exported to a value of NOK 611 million.

This is a 21 per cent reduction in volume, while the value of exports fell by NOK 80 million, or 12 per cent.

China, the United Kingdom and Lithuania are the largest markets for frozen cod in February.

Norway has exported 7,600 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 407 million in February.

Export volume fell by 17 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 25 million, or 7 per cent, compared to February last year.

So far this year, 16,200 tonnes of clipfish have been exported to a value of NOK 811 million.

This is a 13 per cent reduction in volume, while the value increased by NOK 20 million, or 3 per cent.

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

In February, Norway exported 2,100 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 116 million.

Export volume increased by 25 per cent, while value increased by NOK 29 million, or 34 per cent, compared with February last year.

So far this year, 3,300 tonnes of salted fish have been exported to the value of NOK 177 million.

This is an increase in volume of 35 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 52 million, or 41 per cent.

Greece, Portugal and Spain are our most important markets in February.

Norway exported 38,200 tonnes of herring worth NOK 376 million in February.

This represents a 3 per cent reduction in volume, while the value of exports has increased by NOK 89 million, or 31 per cent.

So far this year, 73,500 tonnes of herring have been exported, worth NOK 714 million.

The volume is at the same level as last year, while the value increased by NOK 142 million, or 25 per cent.

Herring catches have been of particularly good quality.

The average price in February was approximately 20% higher than last year measured in USD, and when measured in Norwegian kroner, the average price this year has been almost 35 per cent higher than last year.

This is due to the weakness of the Norwegian krone, says Frank Isaksen, chief analyst in the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Norway exported 34,000 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 552 million in February.

Volume increased by 118 per cent, while value increased by NOK 289 million, or 110 per cent.

So far this year, 60,500 tonnes of mackerel have been exported to a value of NOK 991 million.

This is an increase in volume of 59 per cent, while the value increased by NOK 357 million, or 56 per cent.

Nigeria, China and Japan were the largest recipients of mackerel in February.

Norway has exported 828 tonnes of prawns worth NOK 70 million.

This is a 12 per cent reduction in volume, while the value fell by NOK 12 million, or 15 per cent, compared with February 2019.

Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland were the largest export markets for prawns in February.

Norway has exported 118 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 41 million.

This is a decrease of 37 per cent, while the value has fallen by NOK 16 million or 29 per cent.

South Korea, Vietnam and the United States were the largest importers of king crab from Norway in February.


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