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Value of Norwegian seafood exports continues to grow

Christian Fernsby |
So far this year, Norway has exported 2.2 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 87 billion. Export volume has fallen by 4 per cent, but export value has increased by 8 per cent or NOK 6.3 billion compared to the same period last year.

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Topics: NORWEGIAN    SEAFOOD   

Norway exported 117,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 6.7 billion in October. This is a volume increase of 14 per cent and a value increase of 4 per cent or NOK 261 million from October last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 922,000 tonnes of salmon for NOK 59 billion. This is a volume increase of 7 per cent, while the value increased by 6 per cent or NOK 3.2 billion from the same period last year. The average price for whole fresh salmon in October was NOK 51.89 per kg, compared with NOK 58.35 per kg in October 2018.

Poland and France were the largest salmon markets in October.

Norway exported 6,700 tonnes of trout worth NOK 375 million in October. This is a 46 per cent increase in volume and a 30 per cent increase or NOK 87 million when compared with from October last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 47,000 tonnes of trout for NOK 3 billion. This is a volume increase of 31 per cent and a value increase of 25 per cent or NOK 600 million against the same period in 2018.

Belarus and the United States have purchased the most trout from Norway in October.

Norway exported 2,000 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillet, for NOK 107 million in October. This is a 23 per cent increase in volume and a value increase of 44 per cent or NOK 33 million when measured against October 2018.

So far this year, Norway has exported 46,000 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, for NOK 2 billion. This is a 21 per cent reduction in volume and a 5 per cent reduction in value, or NOK 115 million compared to the same period last year.

Sweden was the largest export market for fresh cod in October.

Norway exported 4,400 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillet, for NOK 192 million in October. The volume fell by 21 per cent, while the value fell by 16 per cent or NOK 37 million compared to October last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 58,000 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillets, for NOK 2.4 billion. Export volume remains at the same level as last year, while value has grown by 15 per cent or NOK 314 million, compared to the same period in 2018.

The UK and China were the largest markets for frozen cod in October.

Norway exported 12,100 tonnes of whole clipfish for NOK 698 million in October. This is an increase in volume of 18 per cent, and a value increase of NOK 202 million or 41 per cent compared to October last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 77,000 tonnes of clipfish for NOK 3.9 billion. This is a 2 per cent increase by volume and a 13 per cent, or NOK 439 million increase in export value against the same period last year.

Portugal and Brazil were the largest clipfish markets in October.

Norway exported 1,800 tonnes of salted fish for NOK 92 million in October. This is a 13 per cent volume reduction and a 7 per cent, or NOK 7 million reduction from October 2018. Portugal and Italy were the largest export markets for salt fish in October.

So far this year, Norway has exported 21,000 tonnes of salted fish for NOK 1.2 billion. This is a 21 per cent reduction in volume, and a 12 per cent reduction in value, or NOK 160 million from the same period last year.



Herring exports increase by 91 per cent Norway exported 38,800 tonnes of herring to a value of NOK 357 million in October. This is a volume increase of 116 per cent and a value increase of 91 per cent or NOK 170 million compared with October last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 216,000 tonnes of herring for NOK 1.9 billion. This is a 10 per cent increase in volume, and a 5 per cent decline in value, or NOK 93 million from the same period last year.

Nigeria and Egypt were the largest herring markets in October.

Norway exported 66,000 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 1.3 billion in October. This is a volume decline of 14 per cent but a 2 per cent, or NOK 29 million growth in value compared to October 2018. Mackerel has seen a solid price increase this year, also partly driven by a weaker Norwegian kroner.

So far this year, Norway has exported 173,000 tonnes of mackerel for NOK 3.1 billion. This is a 2 per cent increase in volume, but a significant value increase of 26 per cent, or NOK 634 million, measured against the same period last year.

In October, Japan was the largest market for mackerel.

In October, 161 tonnes of king crab were exported with a value of NOK 50 million. This is a 10 per cent reduction in volume and a NOK 2 million or 4 per cent reduction in export value.

So far this year, 1,800 tonnes of king crab have been exported worth NOK 557 million. This represents a volume growth of 4 per cent, while export value increased by 14 per cent or NOK 66 million.

In October, the United States was the largest recipient of king crab.

Norway exported 1,900 tonnes of shrimp worth NOK 112 million in October. This is a 12 per cent reduction, while the value of exports fell by NOK 4 million or 4 per cent.

So far this year, 14,000 tonnes of shrimp have been exported, worth NOK 933 million. There is a 57 per cent increase in volume, while the value increased by 36 per cent or NOK 249 million.

The UK and Sweden were the most important shrimp export markets in October.


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