Norwegian seafood exports break new records in first half of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

​Never before has Norway exported a greater value of seafood than in the first six months of 2017. The increase is due primarily to record-high salmon prices but also to strong growth in export volumes to the U.S. and Asian markets.


Norway´s seafood exports total NOK 69 billion year-to-date

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 04:00 GMT

Despite a decline in seafood exports in September, Norway has exported 1.8 million tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 69 billion so far this year. This is a volume increase of 3 per cent, and a value increase of 6 per cent or NOK 3.7 billion measured against the same period last year.


Norwegian seafood exports grew by 7 per cent in August

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

August was a good month for Norwegian seafood exports. Norway exported 165,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 7.5 billion in August. Volume was 2 per cent higher, while export value increased by 7 per cent or NOK 501 million compared to August last year.


Seafood exports worth NOK 6,7 billion in July

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2017 04:00 GMT

Norway exported 138 000 tonnes of seafood at a value of NOK 6,7 billion in July. Volumes were 4 percent lower, yet the export value increased by 2 percent, or NOK 115 million, compared to July 2016.


Norwegian Seafood Council appoints new director in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 09:28 GMT

Hans Frode Kielland Asmyhr (47) has been appointed the new country representative for the Norwegian Seafood Council(NSC) in the UK. He will take up his role from 1 September.


Norwegian pelagic exports worth NOK 3.3 billion in first half of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

Challenges with market access and large herring catches are reflected in herring exports for the first six months, while the price for mackerel has been higher than last year despite larger quotas.


Norwegian salmon exports worth NOK 31.5 billion in first six months of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

The value of Norwegian salmon exports is steadily reaching new heights. In the first six months, the export value for salmon has never been higher than this year. Record-high salmon prices and growth in the U.S. and Asia are the main reasons.


Norwegian shellfish exports lower in first half of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

Norway exported 23 000 tonnes of shellfish worth NOK 766 million in the first six months of 2017. This is a decrease in volume of 22 per cent and a decline in value of 17 per cent versus the same period last year.


Norwegian whitefish exports hit record-high of NOK 8.1 billion in H1 2017

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 04:00 GMT

Exports of whitefish have never before had a greater value in the first six months of the year. The growth is due primarily to conventional products, as well as fresh and frozen whole whitefish.


Norwegian seafood exports grow by 13% in May

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 04:00 GMT

Norway exported 163,000 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.6 billion in May. The volume was at the same level as May 2016, while export value increased by NOK 888 million or 13 per cent. So far this year, Norway has exported 1.1 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 39 billion. Export volumes have increased by 3 per cent, while the year-on-year growth in value is NOK 3.2 billion or 9 per cent.

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