Salmon exports from Norway to China rose to 395 tonnes during the second week of December,from 291 tonnes the previous week, and from 109 tonnes in the corresponding week last year, data from Seafood Norway showed.
Volumes to China remain small however, when compared to Norway’s overall salmon exports, which last week hit 24,639 tonnes.
The industry considers a recovery of salmon exports to the China as important, as output has risen this year and prices have fallen sharply.
In late 2016, Norway and China began to normalise political and trading relations after a diplomatic disagreement over the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident.
The European Union is by far the biggest export market for salmon from Norway, buying 80 percent of volumes in the second week in December.