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Continued upswing for seafood exports

farmed SalmonSalmon being processed at a plant in Stokmarknes. Photo: Marte Christensen / NTB scanpix

In July, more seafood was exported than in the same month last year. The export value of 6.6 billion is 15 percent better than a year ago.

So far this year, exports of Norwegian seafood have totaled 49.2 billion kroner, Norwegian Seafood Council  writes in a statement. That’s 9.5 billion – or 24 percent – more than in the first seven months of last year.

– July was a good summer month for Norwegian seafood exports. The export value  of the salmon and trout being exported was at 5.1 billion kroner, an increase of 28 percent from July last year. Although the exports of clipfish decreased in July, a month marked by good prices for both fresh and frozen cod,  Jan Brett Lauritzen in the Seafood Council says.

The export of herring also increased in July but a fish that many associate strongly with summer, namely mackerel was exported less. Mackerel exports fell by almost two thirds and accounted for 50 million. If you include all the months since the new year, the export   of mackerel, which is primarily sold to South Korea and Japan, has also increased. The export value of all the seafood exports was at 1.2 billion in total, an increase of 22 percent.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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