Norway has beaten all previous records, and exported seafood worth NOK 65 billion (€7.3bn) this year to date; an increase of 26%, or NOK 13.2bn, compared with last year.
September exports marked an all time high, totalling NOK 8.8bn, an increase of 31% from September 2015.
”The value of Norwegian seafood exports have doubled over the past six years. September exports alone are equal to seafood exports for the whole of 1990,” said communications director Geir Havard Hanssen, with the Norwegian Seafood Council.
In the last two months, however, export volumes have increased compared to the same period in 2015, which has meant that the price of salmon has been somewhat reduced. The price for fresh whole salmon in September was NOK 12.89/kg higher than in September 2015.