Norwegian skrei export value reaches all-time high
The export of cod, saithe and haddock amounted to NOK 3.4 billion in Q1. Never before has the export reached such high values. This represents an increase of NOK 786 million or 30 per cent from Q1 last year.
141 thousand tonnes of cod, saithe and haddock products were exported in Q1, which is 22 per cent more than last year.
– The skrei fisheries this season have so far been record-high, and resulting in an all-time high export of skrei.When additionally there are massive sales in the domestic market, it is fantastic, says Ove Johansen, Marketing Manager for Codfish at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
The export value of all fresh codfish products from fisheries amounted to NOK 917.4 million year to date,55 per cent up from last year.Measured in volume, Norway exported 78 per cent more fresh whole cod, totalling 32,717 tonnes.The price increased by 5 per cent or NOK 0.39 per kilo, yet measured in EUR there is a decrease of 5 per cent.
Good clipfish sales
Norway exported clipfish for NOK 862 million in Q1,16 per cent up from last year.Total export amounted to 25,681 tonnes, representing 2 483 tonnes more than in Q1 2013.
Of this, the export of clipfish from Atlantic cod amounted to NOK 403 million,18 per cent up from last year.Clipfish from saithe amounted to NOK 384 million, representing 20 per cent more than the same period last year.
Brazil remains to be the biggest market for clipfish ahead of Portugal, however, the biggest growth market is Africa, with both the Congos and Angola now accounting for 15 per cent of the clipfish export value.
Salted fish seeing an increase
The export of salted fish, both whole and filets, amounted to a total of NOK 368.2 million in Q1, 34 per cent higher than the same period last year. The amount increased by 22 per cent to a total of 13 354 tonnes while at the same time the price rose by 10 percent.
Portugal has bought 70 per cent of all Norwegian salted fish so far this year.They have purchased salted fish to the tune of NOK 252.2 million which is 11 per cent above the levels at the time last year.
Major stockfish sales
The stockfish exports amounted to NOK 146.3 million after Christmas, 36 per cent more than the same period last year.The volume sold has increased from 1 045 tonnes to 1 898 tonnes, up 82 per cent.
Total stockfish export amounted to NOK 102.2 million, an increase of 17 per cent.Measured in tonnes, the volume of dried cod increased by 42 per cent to a total of 1 087 tonnes.
Export of stockfish to Italy, the largest market, amounted to NOK 68.6 million,9 per cent lower than last year. At the same time, the average price dropped by 11 per cent per kilo.Italy has bought exactly the same volume as last year.Nigeria is the biggest growth market and has bought stockfish to the value of NOK 59.2 million so far this year.This represents an increase of 175 per cent.
Growth for frozen fish
The export of frozen cod, saithe and haddock amounted to a total of NOK 1.1 million in Q1, representing an increase of 24 per cent since last year. China tops the buyers with values amounting to NOK 341.5 million, 38 per cent more than the same period last year.
The export value of whole, frozen cod, saithe and haddock increased by 36 per cent, while the value of frozen filets is seeing a 6 per cent decline.