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Norwegian seafood exports continue to grow in value

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Norway exported 182,000 tonnes of seafood with a total value of NOK 8.6 billion in August. Volume decreased by 4 percent, while export value increased by NOK 678 million or 9 percent, compared with August last year.

Norway exported 182,000 tonnes of seafood with a total value of NOK 8.6 billion in August. Volume decreased by 4 per cent, while export value increased by NOK 678 million or 9 per cent, compared with August last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 1.6 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 68 billion. Export volume fell by 10 per cent, while growth in value was NOK 4.5 billion or 7.2 per cent.

«The growth in value in August is largely driven by increased prices where a weak Norwegian krone has made an important contribution. At the same time, good demand in several markets is also an important factor. For example, we are experiencing increased demand from the Chinese market, both for Norwegian salmon and for mackerel. For whitefish, especially cod, we see that growth in value continues, and in August frozen cod and clipfish were particularly strong performers”, says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Director of Market Insight and Market Access with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Source: seafood. / Norway Today

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