Nor­way salmon ex­ports at all time high

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EX­PORTS of Nor­we­gian salmon hit a monthly all-time high in Oc­to­ber, the lat­est fig­ure show.

The coun­try’s aqua­cul­ture com­pa­nies last month sold 104,000 tonnes of salmon worth 6.5 bil­lion kro­ners (al­most £600 mil­lion)

This rep­re­sents a vol­ume in­crease of eight per cent and a value in­crease of NOK 827 mil­lion or 15 per cent on Oc­to­ber last year.

Nor­way is now well on course to sell more than a mil­lion tonnes of salmon this year. To date, salmon sales for 2018 to­tal 862,000 tonnes, worth NOK 55.8 bil­lion, up by seven per cent in vol­ume and five per cent in value.

The av­er­age price for whole fresh salmon in Oc­to­ber was NOK 58.39 per kilo against NOK 54.50 a year ago.

Seafood an­a­lyst Paul T. Aan­dahl said sales in Septem­ber were some­what weak, but they were now mov­ing up sharply, with two coun­tries, Poland and the Nether­lands, record­ing vol­ume growth of 43 per cent and 29 per cent re­spec­tively.

‘This gives an indi­ca­tion of a pos­i­tive con­sumer trend in other mar­kets, such as Ger­many.’

Above: Paul T. Aan­dahl

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