Russia overtakes France as biggest volume market for Norwegian salmon
In the first month of 2012 Russia has become the biggest volume market for Norwegian salmon leaving behind France and Poland, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with reference to Norwegian Seafood Council.
More specifically, in January 2012 the volume of exports of Norwegian Salmon to Russia totalled 10,173 tonnes, up by 57% compared to January 2011. Fresh whole Norwegian Salmon is the biggest product, accounting for no less than 93% of total exports.
Actually, never before has the volume of exports of Norwegian Salmon registered for the month of January been so high. Compared to January 2005, volume has more than doubled. During this period Russia, France and Poland have accounted for the biggest increases in export volume.
In the first month of the year, the volume of Norwegian Salmon exports totalled 67,000 tonnes in product weight. This is an increase of 12,000 tonnes or 22% compared to January 2011. The value of exports of Norwegian Salmon last month totalled NOK 1.9 billion, down by NOK 423 million or 18% from the same month last year.
Russia was the biggest market for Norwegian fjord trout in January. The value of exports of Norwegian fjord trout increased in January by NOK 26 million to a total of NOK 146 million.
Herring exports in January were up in value by NOK 190 million to a total of NOK 629 million. Russia is the fastest growing market, with exports in January up in value by NOK 42 million to a total value of NOK 168 million. Russia was also the biggest market for herring in January, followed by Germany and Ukraine.