Nor­way 2016 salmon ex­ports hit record high

Fish Farmer - - News -

NOR­WAY’S fish farm­ers ex­ported salmon worth 61.4 bil­lion kro­ners (around £6 bil­lion ster­ling) in 2016, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est fig­ures out to­day - and on lower vol­umes.

This is the high­est ex­port fig­ure ever. The Nor­we­gian Seafood Coun­cil said the value of salmon has never been higher. Trout ex­ports also per­formed well.

An­a­lyst Paul T Aan­dahl said there was a strong de­mand for Nor­we­gian salmon dur­ing the pe­riod, mainly from mar­kets within Europe, the United States and Asia.

The av­er­age ex­port price for fresh whole salmon was NOK 60.11 per kilo in 2016 - NOK 17.26 mil­lion or 40 per cent higher than in 2015, which was also a record year.

The av­er­age ex­port price for fresh whole salmon dur­ing 2016 var­ied be­tween 54.34 kro­ners per kilo­gram in Septem­ber and 69.36 mil­lion in De­cem­ber.

The av­er­age ex­port price in De­cem­ber was in­ci­den­tally the high­est av­er­age price ever recorded for a sin­gle month.

Nor­way ex­ported 749,000 tonnes of salmon to the EU in 2016, with a value of NOK 45.3 bil­lion, down by 5.5 per cent (43,000 tonnes) in vol­ume terms.

In fact, ap­prox­i­mately 76 per cent of all Nor­we­gian salmon ex­ports, mea­sured in prod­uct weight, went to the EU last year.

The big­gest mar­kets were Poland and France, but the largest growth coun­try was Greece.

Ex­ports to the US were worth NOK 3.4 bil­lion - up by six per cent. Sales to Asia were worth NOK 10.5 bil­lion - up by 39 per cent.

Nor­way ex­ported 68,227 tonnes of trout worth NOK 3.9 bil­lion last year. This is an in­crease of 29 per cent or 15 400 tonnes, and 69 per cent or NOK 1.6 bil­lion from 2015.

The ex­port price for fresh whole trout, in­creased by 16.14 per kg.

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