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Good July month for Norwegian seafood

Exports of seafood totalled 2 BNOK in July, which is 120 MNOK more than in the same month last year.

Exports of seafood totalled 2 BNOK in July, which is 120 MNOK more than in the same month last year. Figures from Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC) show that seafood has been exported for a value of 16 BNOK so far this year, an increase of 11 percent compared with last year.

Higher prices for salmon
The high prices of salmon to the EU have led to en increase in value on exports of salmon in July. The total exports of salmon were just over 1 BNOK. Exports of fresh salmon in July totalled 28 thousand tonnes for a value of 820 MNOK, which is an increase of 37 percent compared with the same month last year. In July, France was the largest export market for fresh salmon, with an increase of 34 percent to 144 MNOK, followed by Denmark, Great Britain, Poland and Spain.

More cod fillets to the EU
Exports of fresh and frozen cod fillets increased in July compared with July last year. For fresh cod fillets, exports increased by 68 percent to 15 MNOK, and were greatest to France and Denmark. In July, 1260 tonnes frozen cod fillets were exported for a value of 54 MNOK, which is an increase in value of almost 36 percent compared with July last year. The increase was greatest to Great Britain – 75 percent – to 33 MNOK. Exports of fresh saithe in July were reduced by 23 percent simultaneously as frozen saithe increased by 72 percent to 20 MNOK compared with last year.

The Russians love herring
Exports of frozen herring fillets increased by 190 percent in July to 66 MNOK. This is considerably higher than last year. The increase is greatest to Russia, which still has a great demand from the industry.

In July, frozen mackerel exports totalled 19 MNOK compared with 13 MNOK in the same month last year. The big price increase for frozen mackerel explains the large increase in the value. The average price of 12.24 NOK/kg has helped increase the value of frozen mackerel in July by 45% compared with July last year (8.03 NOK/kg).

Prawns
Total exports of prawns were higher in July than last year, with 10% increase in value. This is primarily due to increased exports of raw prawns to the Icelandic prawn industry. Exports of peeled frozen prawns totalled 41.5 MNOK in July, which is the same level as July last year.