Norway exported 198,700 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.8 billion in February. This is a reduction of 22 per cent in volume but an increase in value of or 9 per cent compared with February last year. So far this year, 406,000 tonnes of seafood exports have been recorded.
This is a 13 per cent reduction in volume, but export value has increased by 11 per cent compared with the same period last year.
“February 2019 has been the best ever February for Norwegian seafood exports. This is due, among other factors, to the increased value of salmon exports once again. In addition, increased volumes and increased shipping prices have contributed to a value increase in the whitefish category. There has also been an increase in the value herring and mackerel exports in February, contributing to the strong results. Volume declines for this month is attributed to the lack of catch of capelin”, says seafood analyst Ingrid Kristine Pettersen.