2019 expected to be the first year in which Norwegian seafood exports exceed NOK 100 billion

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Norway has exported 1.8 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 76.2 billion so far this year. This is a decrease of 7 per cent in volume, but an 8 per cent, or NOK 5.5 billion, increase in export value compared with the same period last year.

«All the key seafood species have seen growth in export value in 2019. The largest growth has been salmon with an increase of NOK 3 billion, or 6 per cent. Globally, there is still strong growth in demand for Norwegian salmon. The second largest growth has been mackerel, with an increase of NOK 604 million or 49 per cent from the same period last year. A weak Norwegian kroner remains an important contributor to the total increase in exports”, says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Director of Market Insight and Market Access with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

In September, Norway exported 203,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 8.7 billion. This is an increase in volume of 18 per cent, while the value increased by 14 per cent or NOK 1.1 billion from the same month last year.

Source: seafood.no / Norway Today