Norwegian mackerel sold at a Japanese supermarket. (Photo: NSEC)
Exports from Norway significantly increase
Friday, October 08, 2010, 21:50 (GMT + 9)
So far this year, the total export value of Norwegian seafood is NOK 37.3 billion (USD 6.4 billion), which is NOK 6.5 billion more than last year (21 per cent), according to new figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council.
In September, exports of Norwegian seafood accounted for NOK 5.7 billion, which is an increase of NOK 1.8 billion (46 per cent) compared to September 2009, which has made it the highest export value ever recorded for a single month.
In September, salmon was exported for a value of NOK 2.9 billion and so far this year, shipment values for Norwegian salmon have reached NOK 21.9 billion, representing an increase of NOK 5.1 billion. The total volume was 651,000 tonnes, which is an increase of 77,000 tonnes.
Exports of trout slight declined in September by NOK 2 million (NOK 149 million). The total export of trout so far this year has reached NOK 1.1 billion, a decline of NOK 348 million.
Mackerel exports increased in September by NOK 935 million, reaching a value of NOK 1.3 billion. So far this year, the value of mackerel exports has reached 1.9 billion which is an increase of 77 per cent. Of that 132,000 tonnes was exported in September, an increase of 306 per cent when compared to September last year. So far this year, 187,000 tonnes of mackerel has been exported, mainly to Japan, China and Nigeria.
In September, herring exports increased by NOK 12 million (10 per cent) to a total value of NOK 140 million. Looking at exports so far this year, there has been a decrease of NOK 172 million to a total value of NOK 2.2 billion.
Exports of dried fish from cod, increased by 20 per cent in September to a value of NOK 228 million. Shipments of dried fish from saithe was up 4 per cent to a value of NOK 114 million. So far this year, exports of dried fish from cod has reached NOK 1.2 billion, up nearly 14 per cent. With the value so far this year totaling NOK 886 million, an increase of 6 per cent.
September months generally increased in all parts of Norwegian seafood exports. However, there were two particular aspects that contributed to the sharp increase in exports to NOK 1.8 billion. "Large catches of mackerel and a high demand for Norwegian mackerel in Japan is one factor. The second is a continuing high demand for Norwegian salmon in key markets like France, Russia and the U.S.," says Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information at the Export Council.
(NOK 1 = USD 0.17)
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