Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Record growth continues in August

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 5.3 billion in August. This represents an increase of NOK 593 million or 12 per cent compared to August last year. Year to date seafood exports have reached NOK 45.1 billion, an increase of NOK 2.9 billion on the same period in 2014.

Strong month for Norwegian Seafood“Yet another strong month for Norwegian seafood exports is partly explained by the EU, a key region for seafood exports, buying more salmon at higher prices in Norwegian kroner than they did during the same period last year.

Also worth mentioning is that the United States bought 30 per cent more salmon so far this year compared with the same period in 2014. Growth in cod sales is due to the Portuguese market buying more cod and higher prices compared to the same period in 2014. The overall positive picture is slightly offset by a small decline in the cod quotas for 2015. A further background factor is the currently weak Norwegian kroner, which of course assists exports”, says Geir Bakkevoll, Communications Director at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Growth for salmon and trout

Salmon exports totalled NOK 3.7 billion in August. This is an increase of NOK 411 million or 12 per cent compared with August 2014. The price of fresh whole salmon increased from NOK 35.86 to NOK 43.33 per kilo. Total volumes for all types of salmon were the same as 2014 at 80,111 tonnes. France, Poland and the UK are the biggest importers of salmon from Norway.

For the third consecutive month, trout exports increased, with growth in August of 26 per cent to a new total of NOK 183 million. Belarus was the biggest export market for trout from Norway in August.

Large sales increases for herring and mackerel

In August, herring exports year-on-year were higher by NOK 44 million, or 36 per cent, totalling NOK 167 million. Lithuania is the largest export market for herring in August.

Mackerel exports increased very significantly by NOK 36 million, or 72 per cent, to a new total of NOK 86 million in August. Nigeria was the largest export market in August.

Modest growth for clipfish

Clipfish exports increased by NOK 13 million, or 5 per cent, to a total of NOK 309 million in August. Cod exports increased by 27 per cent, while saithe exports declined by 18 per cent. In August, Portugal remains the most important market for cod, whilst the Congo-Brazzaville is the biggest market for saithe clipfish.

Growth for salted fish

Exports of salted fish, including fillets, increased by NOK 2 million, or 10 per cent to total NOK 24 million in August. Spain remains our largest market for salted fish with a total value of NOK 10 million in August.

Fresh cod sees growth, frozen cod declines

Fresh cod exports, including fillets increased by NOK 17 million, or 37 per cent to a total of NOK 62 million in August. Most fresh cod was destined for the EU. Frozen cod exports fell by NOK 25 million or 17 per cent to NOK 122 million. The EU is also the biggest importer of frozen cod with a value of NOK 85 million in August.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

First phase of DNV GL led offshore cable and pipeline operations equipment joint industry project completed

The data analysed during phase 1 has identified and recorded various processes...

The end of the paper chase: DNV GL to roll out electronic certificates across entire fleet

Certificates are published on DNV GL’s customer portal immediately after an onboard survey is completed,

New Integrated Solution Set to Redefine DP Reference Systems

DPS i2 and DPS i4 utilise KONGSBERG's unique motion gyro compass (MGCTM) and motion reference unit (MRUTM) technology.

Servogear service hub in Asia

September 2017, Servogear announce the strengthening of our presence in Asia with the establishment of a service hub in Singapore.

New Machining Center In Fredrikstad

Jotne opened a brand new machining hall in Fredrikstad on the 20th of May.

Construction and Testing of 4 Caterpillar C280 Gensets Finalized

Jotne has together with thier client Pon Power finalized construction and testing of 4 Caterpillar C280 gensets in Jotne’s factory in Fredrikstad. 

DNV GL acquires specialist in CFD for fire and explosion analysis, ComputITG

With its roots in the offshore sector,

New land based contract with Sisomar

Sisomar’s philosophy is close to AKVA group’s underlying strategy to develop technological solutions based on good fish health and solid biology. 

Geothermal energy- an answer for selected areas in Poland

During the last weeks the experts have visited the selected sites in Poland and also been on a study visit to Iceland.