NORWEGIAN seafood exports surged to 6.7 billion ironers in January, a rise of 18 per cent or one billion kroners.
The farmed salmon sector accounted for well over half that total.
Although salmon export volumes were down during January, continued rising prices meant that values were up by almost 20 per cent. Salmon exports totalled NOK 4.3 billion during the period, an increase of NOK 644 million, or 18 per cent.
In volume terms, exports totalled 73,500 tonnes, down by 3,300 tonnes. Poland, France and Spain were once again Norway’s largest export customers for salmon.
Trout also fared well, with exports up 124 per cent to NOK 294 million, with the United States, Poland and Belarus leading the main importers.