A strong start for the Norwegian seafood year – a 15 per cent increase from last year

Norwegian seafood exportsNorwegian seafood.Photo: Norway Today Media
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Norway exported 207,000 tonnes of seafood totalling NOK 9.8 billion in January. Volume is at the same level as last year, while export value increased by NOK 1.2 billion, or 15 per cent, compared with January 2019.

“The Norwegian seafood year starts with a historically high level of January exports. Demand for Norwegian salmon is increasing in all regions, and average prices are considerably higher than in the same period last year. For whitefish, increased volumes and prices of fresh products are contributing to growth in value. We have also seen an increase in value for both trout, herring and mackerel. At the same time, a weak Norwegian kroner against all the important currencies is another explanation for the growth in value”, says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Director of Market Insight and Market Access at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Source: Seafood.no / Norway Today

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