Poland is now Norway’s largest export market for seafood, partly due to soaring cod exports to the country. Figures from the first quarter of 2014 show that Poland is now the biggest buyer of Norwegian seafood, in value, noted the Norwegian fishing vessels owners association Fiskebat on its website.
Exports to Poland in the quarter increased by 26% or NOK 313 million year-on-year, to NOK 1.526 billion. Poland was Norway’s third largest seafood market last year. The growth has been driven by salmon sales, but also by a huge increase in cod exports, said Fiskebat.
Cod exports from Norway to Poland increased by 89% in the quarter when compared to the same quarter last year. Exports of fresh cod rose the most, soaring by 225% or nearly NOK 30m to NOK 42.5m.
Frozen cod exports increased by 13% or NOK 3.8m to NOK 32.9m.