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Norwegian seafood exports fall significantly in August

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 8, 2020
Norwegian seafood exports fell 14 per cent in August.
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Norway   Seafood exports have amounted to NOK68.2 billion
Seafood exports totalled NOK 7.3 billion.

Topics: Norwegian seafood

This is NOK 1.2 billion lower than in August 2019.

So far this year, seafood exports have amounted to NOK68.2 billion.

This is an increase of NOK 781 million or just over 1 per cent.

Salmon and cod accounted for most of the decline in August, with a reduced export value of NOK 764 million and NOK 236 million, respectively.

Poland, Denmark and France were the largest markets for Norwegian seafood in August.

In 2019, China was the largest growth market for Norwegian seafood exports.

Norway is now experiencing a much slower Chinese market.

Compared with August 2019, the value of salmon exports to China decreased by 69 per cent in August this year.

So far this year, Norwegian salmon exports have a total volume decline of 28 per cent and a decline in value of 32 per cent to China.

A total of 15,885 tonnes of salmon products were exported to Poland in August, which accounts for just under 17 per cent of total exports.

Export volume was 76 per cent higher than to Denmark, which is our second-largest export market.

The EU is becoming an increasingly important market for Norwegian salmon.

In just one year, the EU market share by value of Norwegian salmon exports has increased from 69 to 74 per cent.

The Norwegian Seafood Council's figures show an increase in consumption of fresh salmon in France of 20 per cent in August.

6,900 tonnes of trout worth NOK 326 million were exported in August.

The volume increased by 22 per cent.

The value increased by NOK 5 million, or 2 per cent, compared with August last year.

Ukraine, the USA and Finland were the largest markets for Norwegian trout in August.

Norway exported 2,100 tonnes of fresh cod worth NOK 85 million in August.

The volume increased by 42 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 11 million, or 15 per cent, compared with August last year.

Denmark, Sweden and Poland were the largest markets for fresh cod from Norway in August.

Norway exported 4,500 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 219 million in August.

There is a reduction in volume of 41 per cent.

Value fell by NOK 222 million, or 50 per cent, compared with August last year.

Portugal, the Dominican Republic and Brazil were the largest markets for Norwegian clipfish in August.

Norway exported 1,200 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 54 million in August.

There has been an increase in volume of 92 per cent.

The value increased by NOK 22 million, or 69 per cent, compared with August last year.

Portugal, Italy and Spain were the largest markets for Norwegian salted fish in August.

Norway exported 322 tonnes of stockfish worth NOK 45 million in August.

This is a decrease in volume of 13 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 13 million, or 22 per cent, compared with August last year.

Italy, Nigeria and the USA were the largest markets for Norwegian stockfish in August.

Norway exported 11,600 tonnes of herring worth NOK 171 million in August.

This represents is a decrease in volume of 12 per cent.

Export value increased by NOK 20 million, or 13 per cent, compared with August last year.

Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland were the largest markets for Norwegian herring in August.

Norway exported 5,400 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 95 million in August.

There is a decrease in volume of 39 per cent.

The value fell by NOK 63 million, or 40 per cent, compared with August last year.

Vietnam, Ukraine and Sweden were the largest markets for Norwegian mackerel in August.

Norway exported 340 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 107 million in August.

A volume reduction of 9 per cent.

The value fell by NOK 10 million, or 8 per cent, compared with August last year.

South Korea, Japan and the Netherlands were the largest markets for Norwegian king crab in August.

986 tonnes of prawn worth NOK 78 million were exported in August.

This is a reduction in volume of 10 per cent.

Export value fell by NOK 10 million, or by 11 per cent, compared with August last year.

Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands were the largest markets for Norwegian prawn in August.


 

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