Norway exported seafood worth NOK 6.8 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 1.5 billion or 29 per cent compared with February last year. So far this year, seafood worth NOK 13.6 billion has been exported. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion or 24 per cent compared with the same period last year.
“A total growth of 29 per cent bears witness to an industry that is prospering. Nearly all sectors have solid development in February. Record-high prices led to an increase of NOK 863 million for salmon, compared with February last year. There is strong growth for nearly all whitefish, the pelagic sector had its best February in several years, and on top of all of this, we see that crab exports have increased by 317 per cent. Growth in demand, high prices and a favourable foreign currency situation deserve a good deal of the credit for several records being beaten in February,” says Geir Håvard Hanssen, Director of Communications at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Source: seafood.no / Norway Today