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Norway: A record start for seafood exports in 2022

Updated Feb 3, 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 10.3 billion in January. An increase of NOK 2.1 billion, or 26 per cent, compared with January last year. "January this year gave the highest export value ever, and thus the strong trend continues from 2021. Despite challenges with the corona pandemic, prices for many of our products increased. It was also a January record in both value and volume for salmon", says Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
In January, the total volume of exported seafood fell by 17 per cent, compared with the same month in 2021. A decline for wild-caught seafood "There was a clear difference in exports in January. While fish from aquaculture had a value growth of 42 per cent, there was a decrease in both volume and value on the wild catch side. Occasionally bad weather presented some challenges for the fleet. Still, thanks to significant growth in demand in the markets, there was increased value for several wild-caught products, including cod and saithe", says Renate Larsen. Growth for salmon in both the east and west Nevertheless, salmon was the engine for seafood exports in January. "Salmon consolidated its strong position and accounted for 70 per cent of the total value. In overseas markets such as North America and Asia, restaurant openings and improved logistics have resulted in growth in exports, especially for whole fresh salmon", says Renate Larsen. A good start for cod In January, Norway ...
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