Januarrekord for norsk sjømateksport
Norway exported seafood for NOK 5.9 million in January,representing an increase of NOK 1.2 billion or 25 per cent compared to January last year according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
“Salmon prices continue to remain high in 2014, which helped increase the export value of Norwegian salmon by a billion in the month of January alone. Additionally, the increase in export of frozen cod to China and fresh cod to the EU makes for a very strong month for seafood export," says Egil Ove Sundheim, Director of Market Information and the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Salmon enjoys growth
NOK 3.7 million worth of salmon was exported in January. This is an increase of NOK 997 million, or 37 per cent, compared with January last year. The price of fresh whole salmon increased from NOK 34.66 to 48.89 per kilo. The volume for all usage areas of salmon is at the same level as in 2013; approximately 75,000 thousand tonnes. France, Poland and Russia are the largest importers of salmon from Norway.
Norwegian fjord trout keeping stable
Export of Norwegian fjord trout remained stable ending at the same level as in 2013 at NOK 205 million. Russia was our biggest market for Norwegian fjord trout in January.
Stable export of herring, while mackerel sees growth
The export of herring ended at NOK 395 million, representing the same levels as last year. Russia and Lithuania were the major herring markets in January.
Mackerel exports increased in January by NOK 85 million or 48 per cent, totalling NOK 263 million. China is the largest receiver, with a value of NOK 59 million.
Clipfish exports fell in January by NOK 116 million or 28 per cent, totalling NOK 298 million.Brazil is the largest market for January, with a value of NOK 150 million.
Stable salted fish export
The export of salted fish is at the same level as for January last year, with a total export value of NOK 34 million. Portugal remains our largest market for salted fish with a total value of NOK 16 million in January. Export to our next largest market, Greece, increase by NOK 2.5 million in January to a total of NOK 7 million.
Growth for fresh and frozen cod
The export of fresh cod increased by NOK 107 million or 86 per cent, to a total of NOK 230 million. With an export value of NOK 225 million the EU dominates the market for fresh cod from Norway. For frozen cod the increase is NOK 137 million, or 88 per cent, to a total of NOK 292 million. The EU is the largest receiver of frozen cod too, with a value of NOK 152 million.