EXPORTS of Norwegian seafood in January soared in value by 25 per cent to 5.9 billion Norwegian kroners (NOK) – an increase of NOK 1.2 billion over January last year. One of the reasons for this was the continued high price of farmed salmon, of which Norway is by far the largest producer in Europe.
January also saw an increase in the export of frozen cod to China, and fresh cod into the countries of the European Union, said Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
However, salmon is the star performer at the moment. Exports totalled NOK 3.7 billion, an increase of NOK 997-million on January 2013. France, Poland and Russia are Norway’s three most important customers for this salmon.