Record seafood exports in first half of 2013
The value of Norwegian seafood exports in the first six months of 2013 totalled NOK 26.9 billion. This is an increase of NOK 1.8 billion or 7.2 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Never before has the registered value of seafood exports been as high as in the first half of 2013, which also saw a new all-time high record set for the month of June. The value of seafood exports in June was up by NOK 239 million or 6 percent compared to the same month last year.
“The high value of Norwegian seafood exports in the first half of 2013 is due primarily to record exports of Norwegian salmon and Fjord Trout, which totalled NOK 18.4 billion. The results also show an increase in the value of exports from aquaculture, while exports from fishery fell by NOK 1.9 billion to a total of NOK 8.3 billion”, says Terje E. Martinussen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Norwegian salmon exports enjoy record first half-year
The value of exports of Norwegian salmon in the first half of 2013 totalled NOK 17.4 billion, an increase of NOK 3.5 billion or 25 percent compared to the same period last year. For the month of June alone, the value of exports increased by NOK 403 million or 16 percent, to a total of NOK 3 billion. In June, the average price for fresh whole Norwegian salmon was NOK 40.97, compared to NOK 26.80 in June 2012. As in the previous month, the biggest import markets for Norwegian salmon were France, Poland and Russia.
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout increased in value in the first half of 2013 by NOK 197 million or 24 percent to a total of NOK 1 billion. In June, the value of exports increased by NOK 50 million or 37 percent to a total of NOK 185 million. The biggest import markets for Norwegian Fjord Trout were Russia and Belarus.
Exports of herring and mackerel down
In this year’s first six months, Norwegian herring exports fell in value by NOK 914 million or 41 percent to a total of NOK 1.3 billion. In June, the value of exports of Norwegian herring totalled NOK 205 million, a decline of NOK 138 million or 40 percent. Russia and Germany are the biggest markets for Norwegian herring.
Mackerel exports in the first half of 2013 fell in value by NOK 443 million or 41 percent to a total of NOK 643 million. In June, the value of exports was down by NOK 27 million or 28 percent to a total of NOK 70 million. The biggest export markets for mackerel from Norway are China, Russia and Japan.
Exports of clipfish and salted fish also down
In the first six months of 2013, exports of clip fish declined in value by NOK 144 million or 9 percent to a total of NOK 1.4 billion. In June, exports of clipfish were down in value by NOK 16 million or 7 per cent to a total of NOK 205 million. A breakdown of the export figure for the first half-year shows that Norwegian Cod clip fish accounted for NOK 740 million, saithe NOK 539 million, cod NOK 61 million, ling NOK 30 million and other groundfish NOK 11 million.
Export of salted fish including fillets fell in value by NOK 68 million or 11 percent to a total of NOK 556 million, of which Norwegian cod accounted for NOK 515 million.
Fresh and frozen Norwegian cod exports up
Export of fresh Norwegian cod including fillets were up in value by NOK 195 million or 31 percent to a total of NOK 818 million. In the same period, exports of frozen Norwegian cod including fillets, increased in value by NOK 56 million or 7 percent to a total of NOK 829 million.