Norwegian seafood exports in January 2010 totalled NOK 3.6 billion
The value of Norwegian seafood exports in January totalled NOK 3.6 billion. This is an increase of NOK 190 million or 6% compared with January 2009, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with referance to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council.
"January has been a strong month for exports of Norwegian clipfish to Brazil, with an increase of 3,000 tonnes compared to the same period last year," says director of market information Egil Ove Sundheim from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. "These are products that will be sold and consumed in connection with Brazil's Easter celebrations. Strong demand for Norwegian Salmon also contributed to the growth in exports for the year to date."
Growth in clipfish exports to Brazil
Exports of Norwegian Cod clipfish in January increased by 23% to NOK 187 million. The volume of exports was up by almost 50%. Brazil accounted for the majority of this increase, with growth in value of 186% to a total of NOK 122 million. The value of exports to Portugal fell by NOK 41 million, down by almost half compared to January last year.
Exports of salted whole Norwegian Cod also saw growth in January. Export volume totalled 954 tonnes, up by 45%, although lower prices meant that the value of exports increased by only 15% to a total of just under NOK 30 million. The majority of exports of salted whole Norwegian Cod went to Portugal and Spain.
Increase in Norwegian Salmon exports
The value of exports of Norwegian Salmon in January totalled NOK 1.8 billion, up by NOK 260 million compared with January 2009, reflecting an increase in volume growth. France, Poland and Russia are the biggest importers of Norwegian Salmon. In addition, exports of fresh Norwegian Salmon fillets to the USA showed strong growth from January last year.
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout declined in value by NOK 10 million to a total of NOK 125 million. This is attributable to a reduction in the volume of exports. The biggest importers of Norwegian Fjord Trout are Russia and China.
Herring and mackerel exports down
Herring exports in January totalled NOK 473 million, down by NOK 71 million or 13% compared with January last year. This downturn is due to a fall in price of 16% to NOK 4.59 per kg for all product types.
Mackerel exports fell by 16% to a total value of NOK 163 million. Here, too, reduced prices are the prime factor. Compared with January last year, the price has fallen by 24% to NOK 9.43 per kg for all product types.