Russia making important contribution to Norwegian seafood Exports in first half-year 2012
Russia has made an important contribution to Norwegian seafood Exports in first half-year 2012 as regards salmon, trout, herring and mackerel, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with reference to Norwegian Seafood Council.
Export markets in Eastern Europe showed the greatest relative growth in the first half-year of 2012, with the volume of exports up by no less than 64%. Exports of Norwegian Salmon products to Russia saw the biggest volume increase of all Norwegian Salmon markets in the first half-year, up by 25,000 tonnes or 67% to a total of 63,000 tonnes. Russia is Norway's second biggest salmon export market after France. Ukraine is Norway's thirteenth biggest market, with the volume of exports totalling 11,000 tonnes.
The value of exports of Norwegian Salmon in the first half-year totalled NOK 14 billion, down by NOK 967 million or 6.5% compared to the same period last year.
For the month of June, however, exports are up in value by NOK 178 million or 7% to a total of NOK 2.6 billion. The biggest markets for Norwegian Salmon in June were France and Russia, the same as in the previous month. The decline in the value of exports is due to a drop in export prices. In June, the average price for fresh whole Norwegian Salmon was NOK 26.80, compared to NOK 32.77 in June 2011.
In the first half-year of 2012, the value of exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout increased by NOK 188 million to NOK 802 million. The volume of exports in the same period totalled 26,000 tonnes, up by 12,000 tonnes. Exports to Russia saw the biggest growth in volume, up by 8,000 tonnes. This year to date, fully 56% of all Norwegian Fjord Trout exports were destined for Russia. Other major export markets for Norwegian Fjord Trout are Japan, Belarus and Ukraine.
The value of exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout in July totalled NOK 118 million. This is a reduction of NOK 1 million compared to the same month last year. At the same time, the volume of exports has increased by 200 tonnes to a total of 3,802 tonnes. 74% of Norwegian Fjord Trout exports in July went to markets in Eastern Europe. The most important export market for Norwegian Fjord Trout is Russia, which accounted for 58% of all exports. Other major export markets for Norwegian Fjord Trout are Japan and Belarus.
Exports of herring, mackerel
Norwegian herring exports in the first half-year fell in value by NOK 90 million or 4% to a total of NOK 2.2 billion. In June, the value of herring exports totalled NOK 288 million, slightly down from June last year. Russia and Germany are the biggest markets for Norwegian herring.
First half-year exports of mackerel increased in value by NOK 338 million or 45% to a total of NOK 1.1 billion. In June the increase was no less than NOK 49 million or 103% to a total of NOK 98 million. The biggest importers of mackerel from Norway are China and Russia.