Seafood exports reach record mark of USD 11.7 billion in 2017
Salmon processing plant. (Photo: Tom Haga, NSEC)
The Norwegian seafood sector exported 2.6 million tonnes of products for a record value of NOK 94.5 billion (USD 11.7 billion) in 2017. These figures represent increases of 7 percent in volume and 3 percent in value, compared to 2016, year which in turn had set other records, according to statistics of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
"2017 was yet another fantastic year for Norwegian seafood exports. The export value increased by 3 per cent and we see a growth in value and volume for overseas markets in Asia and the U.S. Simultaneously, exports to the EU were unchanged from 2016,” Managing Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council Renate Larsen said.
Of the total value of Norwegian seadood exports recorded in 2017, 72 percent came from aquaculture, while seafood from capture fisheries accounted for 28 percent. Measured in volume, the distribution wa...