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Sharp increase in the Norwegian export of seafood

During the first three months of this year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 8.4 billion. This is an increase of 1.3 billion or 18 per cent over the same period last year. The main increase comes from the export from the traditional fisheries' industry, according to fresh figures from the Export Commission for Fish. In the first quarter, strenghtened its position as Norway's most important single market, with an increase of 36 per cent. The positive result is mainly due to an increased export of trout, by 111 per cent to NOK 327 million. Frozen mackerel increased by 82 per cent, to NOK 173 million. Compared to the first quarter last year, the value of the export of seafood to the EU during the first quarter of this year increased by 11 per cent, to NOK 4.6 billion. There was also a sharp increase in the export of seafood to Russia, the Ukraine and Poland. The value of the export to Russia in the first quarter increased by 110 per cent, to NOK 386 million.