Seafood exports have never been bigger
This year to date, the value of exports of Norwegian seafood totals NOK 55 billion and at the end of November had already surpassed the record year of 2010, according to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
In November, the value of Norwegian seafood exports totalled NOK 6.6 billion. This is an increase of NOK 1 billion compared to the same month last year. For the year to date, the value of exports is up on the same period last year by NOK 7.2 billion or 15 per cent.
“Seafood exports have never been bigger,” says Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information with the Norwegian Seafood Council. “One of the most important contributory factors is the increase in value of Norwegian Salmon exports. In the EU, our most important market, the share of fresh seafood is increasing in terms of value and Norwegian Salmon is one of the products gaining most ground.”
Growth in Norwegian Salmon exports
The value of exports of Norwegian Salmon in November totalled NOK 4.1 billion. This is an increase of no less than NOK 1.1 billion or 38 per cent compared to November last year. This year to date, the value of exports of Norwegian Salmon totals NOK 35.4 billion, an increase of NOK 8.7 billion or 33 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The average price for fresh whole Norwegian Salmon in November was NOK 39.02 per kg, compared to NOK 27.12 per kg in November 2012. The biggest markets for Norwegian Salmon are France and Poland.
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout in November increased in value by 35 per cent or NOK 64 million to a total of NOK 250 million. For the year to date, the value of exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout totals NOK 2.1 billion. This is an increase of NOK 522 million compared to the same period in 2012. The biggest importers of Norwegian Fjord Trout are Russia and Belarus.
Exports of herring down, mackerel up
The value of Norwegian herring exports in November totalled NOK 630 million, down by 4 per cent or NOK 28 million compared to November 2012. This year to date, the value of Norwegian herring exports totals NOK 2.7 billion, down by NOK 1.1 billion or 28 per cent compared to the same period last year. The biggest markets for Norwegian herring are Russia and Lithuania.
Mackerel exports in November increase in value by NOK 21 million or 5 per cent to a total of NOK 418 million. For the year to date, mackerel exports are down in value by NOK 109 million to a total of NOK 2.8 billion. The most important markets for mackerel exports are Japan and China.
Exports of clipfish down, salted fish up
Clipfish exports fell in value in November by NOK 170 million to a total of NOK 255 million. A breakdown of this figure shows that Norwegian Cod clipfish accounted for NOK 128 million and Norwegian Saithe clipfish NOK 106 million, with the remainder accounted for by ling, torsk and other groundfish. The biggest market for Norwegian Cod clipfish is Portugal, while Brazil is the biggest market for Norwegian Saithe clipfish.
The value of exports of salted fish including fillets in November totalled NOK 41 million, up by NOK 5 million from November last year. Of this figure, Norwegian Cod accounted for NOK 30 million, ling NOK 5 million and torsk NOK 4.5 million. Portugal is the biggest market for salted fish from Norway.
Exports of fresh Norwegian Cod down, frozen up
Exports of fresh Norwegian Cod from fishery including filets fell in value in November by NOK 3 million to a total of NOK 66 million. November exports of frozen Norwegian Cod including fillets were up by NOK 19 million to a total of NOK 206 million.