Entering the last month of 2016, the Norwegian seafood industry year to date exports totalled NOK 83.2 billion. By value this represents an increase of NOK 16 billion compared to the same period last year.
”2016 looks set to be another record year for Norwegian seafood exports. Assuming normal performance in December we see that total exports will pass the NOK 90 billion mark by a wide margin. More and more markets are requesting seafood from Norway and our seafood industry is strengthening its position as a key industry for Norway´s future”, says communications director Geir Håvard Hanssen at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
In November, Norway exported 219,000 tonnes of seafood valued at NOK 9 billion. This is a decrease by volume of 16 per cent, while by value it represents a year-on-year increase of 22 percent compared with November 2015. So far this year Norway has exported 2.3 million tonnes of seafood. This is a decrease of 7 per cent from the same period in 2015.
”Demand for Norwegian seafood is increasing more than the seafood industry is managing to export. So far this year the volume of exports has decreased by 7 per cent”, says Hanssen.
Source: seafood.no / Norway Today