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Norwegian Seafood Export Hits Record Numbers 2016

2016 was another record year for Norwegian seafood export with export value reaching 91,6 billion NOK (approximately $10 billion). The Norwegian Seafood Council presented the 2016 numbers at a conference in Oslo today.  

With the export year of 2016 having come to an end, the Norwegian Seafood Council today held their annual review of the export year.

The 2016-numbers are overwhelmingly positive for the Norwegian seafood trade as export by end of year saw a 23% increase in export value year on year. The total volume of Norwegian seafood export saw a slight decline compared to 2015, with a total of 2,4 million tonnes. Due to a high price of salmon and weak Norwegian kroner, the total value still saw a significant increase.

 

EU DEPENDENT

 

- 2016 was a fantastic year for Norwegian seafood export. The export value increased by 23 % and for the first time surpassed 90 billion NOK. 67% of the export, measured in value, went to Europe. Norway is highly dependent on the European market, Renate Larsen Managing Director in Norwegian Seafood Council states.  

Producers of Norwegian seafood exported seafood to the EU worth 61,3 billion NOK over 2016. The largest European markets are Polen, France, Denmark and the UK.  

- The seafood we produce is increasingly processed in other countries than where it is consumed. Here, Poland and Denmark are two central markets. In 2016, the largest consumer markets for Norwegian salmon were France, Germany and the UK, Larsen emphasises.    

 

MANIFOLD OF SPECIES

 

With export value of salmon and trout reaching 65,3 billion NOK in 2016, an increase of 31%, this is yet again the most important export product. In addition to this there is a great diversity in the species exported. Last year, 66 types of seafood were exported from Norway.

White fish comes second on the list of the most important products with a total value of 13,8 billion NOK in 2016. This is an increase of 6 %.

In addition to salmon and white fish, also mackerel, herring and shellfish saw an increase in value of exported goods last year.

 

See the full numbers of the 2016 seafood export from Norway. 

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