Norwegian salmon exports already exceed annual figure for 2012
This year to date, the value of Norwegian Salmon exports totals NOK 31.4 billion. This is already NOK 2 billion more than for the whole of 2012. The value of Norwegian Salmon exports in October totalled NOK 4.2 billion, an increase of NOK 1.6 billion compared to October last year, according to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Never before has Norway exported so much salmon, or at such values, in a single month.
“These record figures are attributable to a combination of high salmon prices and large volumes,” says Bjørn-Erik Stabell, manager salmon & trout with the Norwegian Seafood Council. “That prices have stayed high despite the record volumes of salmon being landed is the result of continuing strong growth in demand for Norwegian Salmon.”
In October no fewer than three countries – France, Poland and Russia – bought Norwegian Salmon valued at more than NOK 0.5 billion.
The volume of exports of Norwegian Salmon in October totalled 104,000 tonnes. Exports for the year to date total 774,000 tonnes and with two months of the year remaining this is just 30,000 tonnes short of the figure for the whole of 2012.
Norwegian Salmon prices remain high
The average price for fresh whole Norwegian Salmon in October was NOK 37.80 per kg. By comparison, the price in October 2012 was NOK 25.70 per kg. From September to October the price increased by NOK 4.30 per kg.
All regions bought more Norwegian Salmon in October
Norwegian Salmon exports to the EU continued the upward trend from the previous month, increasing by 9 per cent in October compared to the same month the previous year. The biggest importers of Norwegian Salmon in the EU are France and Poland.
The volume of exports of Norwegian Salmon to eastern Europe in October was on a par with October 2012. It is worth noting that for the first time in 2013 Russia has imported more Norwegian Salmon than in the same month of the previous year.
The Asian markets also imported more Norwegian salmon in October than in the same month in 2012. Imports were up by 8 per cent, somewhat below the average for all markets. South-east Asia is the region in Asia with the strongest growth in demand.
Exports to the USA continued the positive trend from the previous month, with the volume of exports totalling 3,221 tonnes in October. This is an increase of 2,368 tonnes compared to October last year.
Growth in exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout increased in value in October by 51 per cent or NOK 88 million to a total of NOK 262 million. This year to date, the export value of Norwegian Fjord Trout totals NOK 1.9 billion. This is an increase of NOK 469 million compared to the same period last year. The biggest markets for Norwegian Fjord Trout are Russia and Belarus.