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Salmon processing plant (Photo: Lerøy Seafood Group)NORWAYMonday, November 07, 2016,23:10 (GMT + 9)The value
 

Salmon processing plant. (Photo: Lerøy Seafood Group)

 

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The value of Norwegian salmon in October exceeds the total export value for the whole of 2015, with the highest increases in value in Asia, North America and Africa.

In October, Norway exported 274,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 9.4 billion (USD 1,149 million), representing a 12 per cent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 16 per cent compared to the same month a year ago.

Year to date, exports have reached 2 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 74.3 billion (USD 9,086 million), which is a 9 per cent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 16 per compared with the same period last year.

”At the same time salmon export prices are well above last year’s, the volume of Norwegian salmon exports has reduced in key European markets. In Spain, we see a volume decline of 28 per cent in October compared with October last year. In France we see a reduction of 12 per cent. However, we are seeing a shift in exports to high-end segments in Asia, America and Africa. The markets that pay the most for the Norwegian salmon are North America and Asia. Here the average prices in October were NOK 73.50 and NOK 70.80 per kg respectively for fresh whole salmon”, pointed out communications director Geir Håvard Hanssen of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

In the tenth month, the Norwegian salmon industry exports by volume were 90,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 5.7 billion, representing a 12 per cent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 23 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Year to date the salmon industry has exported 800,000 tonnes of salmon, worth NOK 49.2 billion, which represents a 5,8 per cent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 29 per cent compared with the same period last year. Therefore, the export value of salmon has also exceeded the 2015 total by NOK 1.6 billion.

The average price achieved for whole fresh salmon in October was NOK 60.20 per kg compared with NOK 41.89 per kg in the corresponding month a year ago. Poland and France were the biggest importers of salmon from Norway.

In the analysed month, trout exports by volume amounted to 4,800 tonnes, worth NOK 308 million, which is a 15 per cent decrease in volume, and a value increase of 30 per cent compared to the tenth month in 2015.

So far this year Norway has exported 60,000 tonnes of trout, worth NOK 3.3 billion, representing a 50 per cent volume increase, and a 88 per cent increase in value.

"For the first time since April 2015, Norwegian exports of fresh whole trout in October were at price levels which were higher than those for fresh whole salmon. In October, the average export price for fresh whole trout was NOK 61.22 per kg, compared to NOK 60.20 per kg for fresh whole salmon. Trout exports in October exceeded the total value of 2015 exports, at NOK 991 million”, stressed salmon analyst Paul Aandahl of the NSC.

Belarus and Japan were the largest purchasers of Norwegian trout in the analysed month.

The Norwegian pelagic industry exported 21,000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 277 million in the tenth month, which is a volume increase of 31 per cent , and a value increase of 56 per cent compared to the same month a year ago.

So far this year Norway has exported 179,000 tonnes of herring worth NOK 2.4 billion, which is an increase of 17 per cent in volume and a 45 per cent in value compared to the same period of last year. Poland and Ukraine were the largest markets for herring.

In October Norway mackerel exports reached 102,000 tonnes, worth NOK 1.5 billion, representing a 16 per cent decrease and a value increase of 12 per cent year-on-year.

So far this year, Norwegian mackerel exports have totalled 252,000 tonnes worth NOK 3.3 billion, which is a 7 per cent decrease and an increase of 12 per cent in value compared to the same period last year. Japan and China were the largest markets for mackerel.

October exports of fresh cod totalled 1,800 tonnes by volume, worth Norwegian NOK 71 million, which is consistent with the volume and value of exports in the same month a year ago.

In the first ten months this year, Norway has exported fresh cod, totalling 57,000 tonnes worth NOK 1.9 billion, which is consistent with the volume in the same period in 2015, and a 13 per cent value increase in value.

In October, Norway exported 8,600 tonnes frozen cod worth NOK 256 million, which is the same volume and value as in 2015. So far this year Norway has exported 67,000 tonnes of frozen cod worth NOK 2.1 billion, representing an increase of 22 per cent in volume, and a 31 per cent increase in value compared to the same period last year.

Norwegian clipfish industry exported 9,900 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 456 million in the tenth month of the year, which is an increase of 9 per cent in volume and a 4 per cent increase in value from October 2015. So far this year Norway clip fish exports have totalled 66,000 tonnes worth NOK 3 billion, representing a decrease of 8 per cent in volume and a decrease of 7 per cent in value from the same period in 2015.

Norwegian salted fish industry exports in October totalled 1,800 tonnes worth NOK 70 million, which is a decline of 14 per cent in volume and a 15 per cent decline in value from the same month in 2015. So far this year Norway exported 27,000 tonnes of salt fish worth NOK 1.1 billion, representing a 3,5 per cent decrease in volume and a value increase of 6 per cent compared to the same period last year.

(NOK 1 = USD 0.12229)

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