Third world imports increase

The import to Norway of food and foodstuffs from developing nations increased by more than 10 per cent from 2009 to 2010. The value of the imports reached NOK 7.6 billion.

Soya from Brazil is the largest single import, according to a survey made by the Norwegian Agricultural Authority (SLF).

In 2010, the import from developing nations made up 22 per cent of all imported food and foodstuffs to Norway, against 19 per cent in 2005.

Measured in volume, 1.2 million tons of agricultural goods were imprted from developing nations in 2010, an increase by 8.2 per cent.

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