Increased export of Norwegian Seafood

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 21.3 billion in Q1 2016, - an increase of 22 per cent or NOK 3.8 billion compared with Q1 2015.

 

For the month of March alone, seafood exports were worth NOK 7.4 billion. This is an increase of 14 per cent or NOK 937 million compared with March 2015.

Salmon exports totalled NOK 13.4 billion in Q1. An increase of 21 per cent, or NOK 2.3 billion compared with the first quarter of 2015. March exports of salmon were worth NOK 4.9 billion. An increase of 18 per cent or NOK 768 million from March last year. The average price in March for whole fresh Norwegian salmon was NOK 59.11 per kg compared with NOK 41.46 per kg in March 2015. Poland and France were the biggest buyers of salmon from Norway in Q1 2016.

Norway exported trout to a value of NOK 906 million during the first quarter. This is an increase of 99 per cent or NOK 450 million from Q1 2015. Trout exports reached NOK 318 million in March. An increase of 76 per cent or NOK 138 million compared to March 2015. The biggest buyers of trout from Norway in the first quarter were Belarus and Poland.

Exports of fresh cod, including fillets, were worth NOK 1.1 billion in Q1 2016. This is an increase of 22 per cent or NOK 192 million compared to Q1 2015. In March, exports of fresh cod, including fillets, were worth NOK 410 million. This is a growth of 9 per cent or NOK 35 million compared with March 2015.

Exports of frozen cod, including fillets, amounted to NOK 696 million in Q1. This is an increase of 59 per cent or NOK 257 million compared with the first quarter of 2015. In March, exports of frozen cod, including fillets, were worth NOK 166 million, an increase of 14 per cent or NOK 20 million compared with March 2015.

(NRK/Press relase)

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