Norwegian seafood exports remain ahead of over last yearChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 5, 2020
The export value of Norwegian seafood remains above last year's record highs. So far this year, seafood exports have totalled NOK 76.7 billion, which corresponds to a value increase of 1 per cent, or NOK 623 million, compared to the same period last year.
Increase of 1 per cent Norwegian seafood
Topics: Norwegian seafood
Norway exported 800,000 tonnes of salmon to a value of NOK 51.8 billion in the first nine months of the year.
Poland, France and Denmark have been the largest recipients of Norwegian salmon.
After a reduction in exports in July and August, the figures for September have shown renewed growth in the export value of salmon.
So far this year, the amount of exported fresh and frozen fillets has increased by 18 per cent. This means that about 20 per cent of the exported salmon is processed in Norway. The corresponding share at the same time last year was 17 per cent.
Norway exported 53,000 tonnes of trout worth NOK 2.9 billion during the first nine months of the year.
Export volumes increased by 31 per cent.
Norway exported 41,800 tonnes of fresh cod worth NOK 1.9 billion in the first nine months of the year.
There is a decrease in volume of 6 per cent.
In the autumn, Brazil traditionally takes a larger share of exports, especially of saithe clipfish, but in August and September, exports there were almost halved, compared with last year. This applies to both clipfish of cod and saithe.
Norway exported 19,700 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 1.2 billion in the first nine months of the year.
There is an increase in the volume of 1 per cent. ■