‘Fan­tas­tic’ first half for Nor­we­gian ex­ports

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NOR­WAY has un­veiled a ‘fan­tas­tic first six months’ for its fish­er­men and fish farm­ers as fig­ures an­nounced last month show ex­ports were up by 25 per cent on the same pe­riod last year.

Seafood ex­ports hit a new high of 42.6 bil­lion kro­ners (NOK), an in­crease of NOK 8.6 bil­lion when mea­sured against the first six months of 2015. The growth in farmed salmon sales was even higher at 28 per cent.

Geir Hå­vard Hanssen, di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Nor­we­gian Seafood Coun­cil, said: ‘The Nor­we­gian seafood in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­enced enor­mous growth in ex­port value in the first six months.

‘The price of salmon is grab­bing the most Sales growth

head­lines, but the en­tire seafood in­dus­try has had a fan­tas­tic first six months.

‘These good re­sults show that there is great de­mand and that we are achiev­ing good prices for Nor­we­gian seafood. A favourable for­eign cur­rency sit­u­a­tion is, of course, con­tribut­ing pos­i­tively.’

Salmon ex­ports to­talled NOK 27.9 bil- lion, a rise of NOK 6.2 bil­lion. The av­er­age price for fresh whole Nor­we­gian salmon in June was NOK 65.43, per kg ver­sus NOK 40.85 per kg in June of last year.

Paul T Aan­dahl, an­a­lyst with the Nor­we­gian Seafood Coun­cil, said: ‘In­creased de­mand for salmon glob­ally, in com­bi­na­tion with re­duced ex­port vol­ume from Nor­way, has driven the price up­wards.

‘The EU mar­ket has kept its share of Nor­we­gian ex­ports, while ex­ports to the US have in­creased and are now re­spon­si­ble for six per cent of the Nor­we­gian salmon ex­ports.’

Nor­way ex­ported trout worth NOK 1.9 bil­lion in the first six months. This is an in­crease of 103 per cent or NOK 978 mil­lion

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