Salmon processing plant. (Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council)
Norwegian seafood exports increased 10 per cent in volume and 4 per cent invalue in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year.
According to statistics of the Norwegian Seafood Council, in the first six months of the year, 1.4 million tonnes of seafood were sold abroad with a value of NOK 48.1 billion (USD 5.9 billion).
These record levels are attributed to the growth in demand in the European Union.
“The first half of 2018 has set yet another record for Norwegian seafood exports. Although the figures are largely driven by salmon exports, we are also seeing the best half-yearly results for cod, saithe and haddock,” pointed out Paul Aandahl, Analyst with the Norwegian Seafood Council.
The analyst stressed that there is a clear increase in consumption of fresh salmon in markets such as France, the UK and Italy but a...