Norway exported 138 000 tonnes of seafood at a value of NOK 6,7 billion in July. Volumes were 4 percent lower, yet the export value increased by 2 percent, or NOK 115 million, compared to July 2016.

So far this year, Norway has exported 1,4 million tonnes seafood to a value of NOK 53,1 billion. Export volumes have increased by 5 percent, and the value has increased by 8 percent, or NOK 3,9 billion, compared to the same time last year.

“July was a good summer month for Norwegian seafood exports. Salmon exports alone amounted to 5 billion Norwegian krone, which is a 7 percent increase from July last year, Growth in export volumes for salmon in July, combined with salmon prices remaining high, led to another record month in export value”, says analyst Paul Aandahl at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Salmon exports worth NOK 5 billion

Norway exported 74 200 tonnes of salmon valued at NOK 5 billion in July. This is an 8 percent increase in volume, or 5 200 tonnes, and an increase in value of 7 percent, or NOK 324 million, compared with July 2016. So far this year, Norway has exported 524 200 tonnes of salmon at a value of NOK 36,5 billion. Volumes are the same as the previous year, but the value has increased by 12 percent, or NOK 4 billion, compared to 2016. The average price for whole, fresh salmon in July was NOK 64,32 per kg, compared with NOK 66,03 per kg in July 2016. The biggest markets for Norwegian salmon in July were Poland and France.

Value of fjord trout exports plummets by 50 percent

Norway exported 2 100 tonnes of fjord trout at a value of NOK 169 million in July. This is a volume reduction of 61 percent, or 3 300 tonnes, and a reduction in value of 50 percent, or NOK 172 million, compared to July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 18 700 tonnes of fjord trout, valued at NOK 1,5 billion. This is a reduction in volume of 56 percent, or 24 300 tonnes, and a value reduction of 34 percent, or NOK 769 million, compared to the same time last year. Belarus and the United States were the biggest buyers of Norwegian fjord trout in July.

Growth for fresh and frozen cod

In July, Norway exported 3 100 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, at a value of NOK 77 million. This is a volume increase of 1 100 tonnes, or 52 percent, and an increase in value of 7 percent, or NOK 5 million, compared with July last year. The biggest markets for fresh cod in July were Denmark and Spain.

So far this year, Norway has exported 56 700 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, worth NOK 1,9 billion. This is a volume increase of 4 900 tonnes, or 10 percent, and an increase in value of 10 percent, or NOK 174 million, compared to the same period last year.

In July, Norway exported 7 200 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillets, at a value of NOK 228 million. This is an increase in volume of 800 tonnes, or 12 percent, and an increase in value of 13 percent, or NOK 26 million, compared with July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 45 800 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillets, worth NOK 1,5 billion. This is a reduction in volume of 800 tonnes, or 2 percent, and an increase in value of 2 percent, or NOK 30 million, compared with the same period last year. China and Lithuania were the biggest markets for frozen, Norwegian cod in July.

Increases in clipfish and saltfish exports

In July, Norway exported 5 200 tonnes whole clipfish at a value of NOK 226 million. This is an increase in volume of 300 tonnes, or 6 percent, and an increase in value of NOK 1 million compared with July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 47 000 tonnes clipfish at a value of NOK 2,1 billion. This is a volume increase of 7 000 tonnes, or 17 percent, and an increase in value of 13 percent or NOK 240 million, compared with the same period last year. The biggest markets for clipfish in July were Portugal and Brazil.

Norway exported 1 300 tonnes salted fish at a value of NOK 54 million in July. This is a volume increase of 200 tonnes, or 16 percent, and an increase in value of 29 percent, or NOK 12 million, compared with July 2016. So far this year, Norway has exported 21 500 tonnes of salted fish at a value of NOK 954 million. This is a reduction in volume of 1 200 tonnes, or 5 percent, and a value increase of 3 percent, or NOK 25 million, compared to last year. Portugal and Spain were the biggest markets for Norwegian salted fish in July.

Reduction in stockfish exports

Norway exported 148 tonnes whole stockfish of cod at a value of NOK 15 million in July. This is a volume reduction of 26 percent, and a value reduction of NOK 4 million, or 18 percent, compared to July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 1 991 tonnes of stockfish, at a value of NOK 268 million. This is an increase in volume of 43 tonnes, or 2 percent, and a value increase of NOK 16 million, or 7 percent, compared to the same period last year. The biggest stockfish markets in July were Nigeria and Croatia.

Larger herring exports at lower values

Norway exported 14 500 tonnes of herring, to the value of NOK 155 million in July. That is an increase in volume of 11 percent, or 1 400 tonnes, and a value reduction of 24 percent, or NOK 49 million, compared to July last year. So far this year, Norway has exported 152 400 tonnes of herring, worth NOK 1,6 billion. This is an increase in volume of 22 percent, or 27 000 tonnes, and a value reduction of 2 percent, or NOK 30,3 million, compared with the same period last year. The Netherlands and Germany were the biggest markets for Norwegian herring in July.

China and South Korea are the biggest markets for Norwegian mackerel

Norway exported 4 900 tonnes of mackerel to a value of NOK 73,4 million in July. That is an increase in volume of 33 percent, or 1 200 tonnes, and an increase in value of 49 percent, or NOK 42,1 million, compared to July last year. So far this year, Norwegian mackerel exports have amounted to 101 000 tonnes, at a value of NOK 1,3 billion. This is a volume reduction of 4 percent, or 4 700 tonnes, and a value increase of 5 percent, or NOK 59 million, compared with last year. So far this year, China and South Korea have been the biggest markets for Norwegian mackerel.

Growth in prawn exports, decline for king crab

Norway exported 187 tonnes of king crab, at a value of NOK 45,6 million in July. This is a volume reduction of 12 tonnes, or 6 percent, and a reduction in value of NOK 1,8 million, or 4 percent, compared with July last year. South Korea, the United States and Canada were the most important markets for Norwegian king crab in July.

Norway exported 643 tonnes of prawns, worth NOK 48 million in July. This is an increase of 50 tonnes, or 8 percent, but a value reduction of NOK 1,7 million, or 3 percent, compared with last year. The most important markets for Norwegian prawns in July were Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom.

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council