Decline in seafood exports in february
The export value of Norwegian seafood was 4.4 billion kroner in February. This is a decrease of 286 million kroner or 6%, compared to February 2011. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that so far this year, seafood exports have been worth NOK 8.6 billion, or 3%, compared with the same period in 2011.
- The month of February is primarily characterised by a significant growth in the volume of salmon exports. It is Russia that stands out with a particularly strong growth, and Russia is now our largest salmon market in terms of both volume and value, says Egil Ove Sundheim, Market Information Director for the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Growth in volume and reduction in price for salmon
The value of salmon exports in February was NOK 2.1 billion, which is an increase of NOK 163 million, or 7%, when compared with February of last year. So far this year, salmon exports have been worth NOK 4.1 billion. The price for whole fresh salmon fell from NOK 40.46 to NOK 28.39 per kg. The volume increased for all applications of salmon by 16 thousand metric tons, to a total of 70 thousand metric tons. Russia, France and Poland are the largest importers of salmon from Norway.
Growth in Norwegian Fjord Trout
The value of exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout increased by NOK 37 million in February, to a combined total export value of NOK 161 million. So far this year, Norwegian Fjord Trout exports have been worth NOK 262 billion. In February, Russia, Japan and China were our largest markets for Norwegian Fjord Trout.
Decline in herring
Herring exports decreased by NOK 45 million to a value of NOK 624 million in February. So far this year, herring exports have been worth NOK 1.2 billion, an increase of NOK 133 million. Germany was our largest market for herring in February, with a value of NOK 169 million, followed closely by Russia, with a value of NOK 157 million.
Increase for mackerel
Exports of mackerel increased by NOK 23 million in February to a total of NOK 250 million. So far this year, exports have been worth NOK 639 million, an increase of NOK 175 million. China was our largest market in February, with a value of NOK 54 million, followed by Russia and Turkey.
Decline in clipfish exports
The value of clipfish exports decreased by NOK 123 million in February to a total of NOK 330 million. So far this year, exports have been worth NOK 673 billion, a decrease of NOK 38 million. Brazil was the largest market in February, with a value of NOK 191 million, followed by Portugal with a value of NOK 50 million.
Decline in saltfish
Exports of salt fish decreased by NOK 39 million to a total of NOK 126 million. Portugal continues to be our largest market for saltfish, with a total value of NOK 60 million in February. This is a reduction of NOK 45 million compared with 2011, when the export value was extremely high. Exports to our next largest market, Spain, increased by NOK 7 million in January, to a total of NOK 36 million.
Slight decline in fresh and frozen cod
The total export of fresh and frozen cod decreased by NOK 19 million to a total of NOK 460 million. Denmark was the largest recipient in February, with a value of NOK 83 million. France is the market that showed the most growth in February, with an increase of NOK 13 million to a total of NOK 56 million.