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Norwegian seafood exports worth NOK 6.7 billion in May

Norwegian seafoodNorwegian seafood.Photo , Berit Roald / SCANPIX

Norwegian seafood exports totalled NOK 6.7 billion in May. This represents an increase of 28 per cent or NOK 1.5 billion compared with May 2015.

Year-to-date seafood exports stand at NOK 35.5 billion. An increase of 26 per cent or NOK 7.3 billion compared with the same period last year.

“Norway has exported hundred thousand tonnes less of seafood so far this year compared with the first five months of last year. Meanwhile, the value of seafood exports has increased by 26 percent during the same period. The decline in volume is mainly due to the reduced availability of salmon. Good weather has also meant that some cod quotas have already been fished. Growth by value is mainly due to the strong overall demand for Norwegian seafood and good prices achieved for most products”, said Geir Håvard Hanssen, Director of Communications at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

 

Source: seafood.no / Norway Today

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