Seafood Exports Total NOK 24.8 Billion in First Half-Year
The value of Norwegian Seafood exports in the first half-year of 2012 totalled NOK 24.8 billion. This is a decline of NOK 1.2 billion or 4.8% compared to the same period last year. The month of June saw exports increase in value by NOK 256 million or 7% Compared to June 2011.
- Overall, the trend for Norwegian seafood exports in the first half-year was weaker than in the same period last year, says Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information with the Norwegian Seafood Council. However, the month of June saw generally good demand for seafood, with growth in exports of Norwegian Salmon, pelagic fish and clipfish.
Exports of Norwegian Salmon down in first half-year
The value of exports of Norwegian Salmon in the first half-year totalled NOK 14 billion, down by NOK 967 million or 6.5% compared to the same period last year. For the month of June, however, exports are up in value by NOK 178 million or 7% to a total of NOK 2.6 billion. The decline in the value of exports is due to a drop in export prices. In June, the average price for fresh whole Norwegian Salmon was NOK 26.80, compared to NOK 32.77 in June 2011. The biggest markets for Norwegian Salmon in June were France and Russia, the same as in the previous month.
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout increased in value in the first half-year by NOK 188 million or 31% to a total of NOK 802 million. In June, exports were up in value by NOK 29 million or 29% to a total of NOK 129 million. The biggest importers of Norwegian Fjord Trout are Russia and Japan.
Exports of herring down, mackerel up
Norwegian herring exports in the first half-year fell in value by NOK 90 million or 4% to a total of NOK 2.2 billion. In June, the value of herring exports totalled NOK 288 million, slightly down from June last year. Russia and Germany are the biggest markets for Norwegian herring.
First half-year exports of mackerel increased in value by NOK 338 million or 45% to a total of NOK 1.1 billion. In June the increase was no less than NOK 49 million or 103% to a total of NOK 98 million. The biggest importers of mackerel from Norway are China and Russia.
Downturn in exports of clipfish and salted fish
Exports of clipfish in the first half-year fell by NOK 40 million or 3% to a total of NOK 1.5 billion. In June, exports increased in value by NOK 27 million or 13% to a total of NOK 228 million. A breakdown of the export figure for the first half-year shows that Norwegian Cod clipfish accounted for NOK 877 million, saithe NOK 535 million, torsk NOK 54 million, ling NOK 40 million and other groundfish NOK 28 million.
First half-year exports of salted fish including fillets fell in value by NOK 177 million or 22% to a total of NOK 627 million, of which Norwegian Cod accounted for NOK 572 million.
Fresh Norwegian Cod exports down, frozen up
First half-year exports of fresh Norwegian Cod including fillets from fishery fell in value by NOK 26 million or 4% to a total of NOK 620 million. In the same period, exports of frozen Norwegian Cod including fillets increased in value by NOK 80 million or 11% to a total of NOK 776 million.