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Davie Tait
10th September 2012, 16:01
http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/18190/Increased_export_of_herring_and_salmon_boost_Norwe gian_seafood_exports.html



NORWEGIAN seafood exports in August totalled NOK 4 billion, 13% more than in the same month last year, with salmon and herring proving particularly popular on the world market. However, in 2012 to date, the value of seafood exports is down by 2.5%, according to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.

“The growth in exports seen in August is attributable to increased exports of Norwegian herring and salmon,” explains Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information with the Norwegian Seafood Council. “Following a period with lower prices for Norwegian salmon compared to last year, we are now back at the same price level. However, with the volume of exports also up the total value of exports in August showed year-on-year growth of almost NOK 500 million.”

The value of Norwegian salmon exports in August totalled NOK 2.6 billion, an increase of 24% compared to August last year. For the year to date the value of salmon exports stands at NOK 18.8 billion, down by 2.4% compared to the same period last year. The average price for fresh whole salmon in August was NOK 28.35 per kg, compared to NOK 28.37 per kg in August 2011. As in the previous month, France and Russia were the biggest importers.

The value of exports of fjord trout increased in August by 37% to a total of NOK 154 million. This year to date, exports have reached NOK 1.1 billion, an increase in value of NOK 223 million compared to the same period of 2011. The biggest importers are Russia and Japan.

Exports of herring increased by 207%, to a total value of NOK 181 million. This year to date, the value of herring exports has reached NOK 2.6 billion, up by 5% from the same period last year. Russia and Germany are the biggest markets.

Exports of mackerel fell by NOK 14.4 million, to a total of NOK 64.4 million. However, for the year to date exports of mackerel are up in value by NOK 341 million to a total of NOK 1.2 billion, with Russia and China the biggest markets.

Exports of clipfish fell in value in August by NOK 7 million to a total value of NOK 289 million. A breakdown of this figure shows that cod clipfish accounted for NOK 163 million and saithe NOK 91 million, with the remainder accounted for by ling, torsk and other groundfish. The biggest market for cod clipfish is Portugal, while Brazil is the biggest market for saithe clipfish.

Exports of salted fish increased in value in August by NOK 10 million to a total of NOK 42 million. Of this cod accounted for NOK 21 million and ling accounted for NOK 12.4 million, an impressive increase in value of 601% compared to the same month last year. The biggest market for salted fish is Portugal.

In August, exports of fresh cod from fisheries fell in value by NOK 1.4 million to a total of NOK 122 million. The value of exports of frozen cod was also down, falling in value by NOK 57 million to a total of NOK 79 million.