Salmon exports from Norway to China fell to 355 tonnes last week from 523 tonnes the previous week. However, this was an increase from just 15 tonnes in the corresponding week last year.
Exports to China remain small when compared to Norway’s overall salmon exports, which last week hit 17,306 tonnes. Norway considers a recovery of salmon exports to the Chinese market as important, as output has risen this year and prices have fallen.
Norway and China began to normalise political and trading relations in 2016, following a diplomatic row over the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident. Salmon exports to Vietnam rose compared with the , as the country had previously been seen as a backdoor to China.
For China and Vietnam combined, volumes last week rose to 784 tonnes from 403 tonnes in same week last year.