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Norwegian salmon trade volume down, value up

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Staff Writer | November 14, 2016
The value of Norwegian salmon in October exceeded the total export value for the whole of 2015.
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Fish trade   Norway has exported 2 million tonnes of seafood
Export value increases were highest in Asia, North America and Africa. In October, Norway exported 274,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 9.4 billion in October.

This is 12 percent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 16 percent compared to October 2015.

Year to date Norway has exported 2 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 74.3 billion.

This represents a 9 percent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 16 per compared with the same period last year. This is just below the total value of the Norwegian seafood exports for the whole of 2015.

In October, the Norwegian salmon industry exports by volume were 90,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.7 billion. This represents a 12 percent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 23 percent compared to October 2015.

Year to date the salmon industry has exported 800,000 tonnes of salmon, worth 49.2 billion kroner.

This represents a 5,8 percent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 29 percent compared with the same period last year. Therefore, the export value of salmon has also exceeded the 2015 total by NOK 1.6 billion.

The average price achieved for whole fresh salmon in October was NOK 60.20 per kg compared with NOK 41.89 per kg in October 2015. Poland and France were the biggest importers of salmon from Norway in October.

In October, trout exports by volume amounted to 4,800 tonnes, worth NOK 308 million. This is a 15 percent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 30 percent compared to October 2015.

So far this year Norway has exported 60,000 tonnes of trout, worth NOK 3.3 billion. This is a 50 percent volume increase, and a 88 percent increase in value.

he Norwegian pelagic industry exported 21,000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 277 million in October.

This is a volume increase of 31 percent , and a value increase of 56 percent compared to October 2015.

So far this year Norway has exported 179,000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 2.4 billion. An increase of 17 percent in volume and a 45 percent in value compared to the same period of last year. Poland and Ukraine were the largest markets for herring in October.

In October Norway mackerel exports reached 102,000 tonnes, worth NOK 1.5 billion. This is a 16 percent decrease and a value increase of 12 percent year-on-year. So far this year, Norwegian mackerel exports have totalled 252,000 tonnes worth NOK 3.3 billion.

This is a 7 percent decrease and an increase of 12 percent in value compared to the same period last year. In October Japan and China were the largest markets for mackerel.

October exports of fresh cod totalled 1,800 tonnes by volume, worth Norwegian NOK 71 million. This is consistent with the volume and value of exports in October 2015.

So far this year Norway has exported fresh cod, totalling 57,000 tonnes worth NOK 1.9 billion. This is consistent with the volume in the same period in 2015, and a 13 percent value increase in value.

In October, Norway exported 8,600 tonnes frozen cod worth NOK 256 million. Again, this is the same volume and value as in 2015.

So far this year Norway has exported 67,000 tonnes of frozen cod worth NOK 2.1 billion. This is an increase of 22 percent in volume, and a 31 percent increase in value compared to the same period last year.

Norwegian clipfish industry exported 9,900 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 456 million in October. This is an increase of 9 percent in volume and a 4 percent increase in value from October 2015.

So far this year Norway clip fish exports have totalled 66,000 tonnes worth NOK 3 billion. This is a decrease of 8 percent in volume and a decrease of 7 percent in value from the same period in 2015.

Norwegian salted fish industry exports in October totalled 1,800 tonnes worth NOK 70 million. This is a decline of 14 percent in volume and a 15 percent decline in value from the same month in 2015.

So far this year Norway exported 27,000 tonnes of salt fish worth NOK 1.1 billion. This is a 3,5 percent decrease in volume and a value increase of 6 percent compared to the same period last year.


 

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