Strong cod exports in february
The exports of cod, saithe and haddock amounted to more than NOK 1.15 billion in February, representing an increase of NOK 370 billion or 48 per cent compared to February last year, according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Measured in quantities, the export of all codfish increased by 33 per cent, at prices somewhat higher than last year’s.
- In Brazil they eat Norwegian clipfish at Easter, and when Easter falls so late in the year as this year clipfish is naturally only sent later than it was last year. This goes some way in explaining the volumes and price growth we are witnessing this month, says Ove Johansen, Marketing Manager for Codfish at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Norway exported clipfish for NOK 325 million in February.This is 107 per cent more than February last year.Clipfish exports amounted to 9,500 tonnes, making it 4,370 tonnes more than in February 2013.
Of this, the export of clipfish from Atlantic cod amounted to NOK 154.5 million.This is 144 per cent more than last year, and the average went up by 5 per cent per kilo.The value of clipfish from Norwegian Saithe amounted to NOK 143 million or 88 per cent more than February 2013. The average price was 15 per cent higher per kilo than for the same month last year.
Major price hike on salted fish
The export of salted fish, both whole and fillets, amounted to a total of NOK 136.5 million in February, which is 28 per cent higher than the same time last year. There was a 13 per cent increase on both quantities and price.
Portugal was the biggest market for salted fish, buying for NOK 84 million in February, at prices 15 per cent higher than February last year.
Dried fish volumes are up
Exports of dried cod amounted to NOK 50.9 million in February. This is an increase of 36 percent compared to February last year.Measured in tonnes dried fish exports saw a 66 percent increase, to 664 tonnes.For dried cod, the total export comes to 364 tonnes, representing a 54 per cent growth compared to the same month last year.Export of dried cod to Italy amounted to NOK 20.4 million.This is at the same levels as last year, and the average price fell at the same time by 100 per cent per kilo.
Double-up for Skrei
The export value of fresh cod fish products from fisheries amounted to NOK 335 million in February,70 per cent up from last year.Measured in volume, Norway exported 108 per cent more fresh whole cod, totalling 12.560 tonnes.The price rose by 2 per cent or NOK 0.33 per kilo.
The export value of fresh fillet products amounted to NOK 57 million, representing 2 per cent more than in February last year.Measured in volumes, it represents a 7 percent increase for this export.
Price increase on frozen fish
The export of frozen cod, saithe and haddock amounted to a total of NOK 284 million in February, 6 per cent up from last year. China tops the list, buying for NOK 78 million, representing a 17 per cent growth.
The export value of whole frozen cod, saithe and haddock increased by 23 per cent, while the value of fillets is seeing a 31 per cent decrease.
Increase in export of white fish from Norwegian aquaculture
The export of white fish from aquaculture increased by 6 percent to a total of NOK 10.8 million.The export of cod from aquaculture, both whole and fillets, increased by 22 percent to a total of NOK 5.5 million.The price of whole aquaculture cod fell by 9 per cent.