Norwegian export to Russian Federation keeps soaring

January 25, 2008 17:27


According to NSEC, in 2007 the volume of Norwegian seafood exported to the Russian Federation amounted to 410,000 tonnes, head of analytical group of Norge-Fish Ltd Timur Mitupov told (

The import volume from Norway to Russia increased by 43.4% in the year 2007 (that is 124,000 tonnes more than in 2006 and 59,300 tonnes more than in 2005 (the increase by 16.9%).

Thus, despite the restrictions imposed in 2007 by the Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor towards import only from approved Norwegian plants on Norwegian plants, the import from Norway has increased and the share of Russian market in the total Norwegian export has come up from 15.2% in 2006 to 18.6% in 2007.

The main part in Norwegian export to Russia is accounted for by pelagic fish species (herring and mackerel etc.) and salmon species (trout, salmon).

According to of Norwegian Seafood Export Council quoted by Mitupov, the export volume to Russian Federation could be even more both in volume and value terms if there had been no restrictions of Rosselkhoznadzor.

In fact, despite the restrictions imposed by Russian vets the export of Norwegian trout and salmon to Russia has been increasing. In particular, from 2000 to 2007 the export value of salmon to Russia has grown by 576%.

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