Norway exported NOK 82.3 billion of seafood in the first half of 2023

Updated Jul 5, 2023
In the first half of this year, Norway exported NOK 82.3 billion worth of seafood. This is an increase of NOK 12.3 billion, or 18 per cent, compared to the first half of last year.“In terms of value, Norwegian seafood exports have never had a stronger first half of the year.
A combination of a weak Norwegian krone and high global food inflation has resulted in a sharp rise in prices for our most important seafood species”, says CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council, Christian Chramer.Significant currency effectThe currency effect has had a significant impact on Norwegian seafood exports in the first six months of 2023.“Of the total increase in export value of NOK 12.3 billion in the first half of the year, about NOK 8 billion can be explained by the weak Norwegian krone”, says Chramer.Decrease in the volume of exportsIn the first half of the year, Norway exported 1.3 million tonnes of seafood. This is a decrease of 75,000 tonnes, or 5 per cent, compared to the same period last year. Herring, cod, and salmon all had a drop in export volume, which can be explained by challenging fishing conditions, reduced quotas and somewhat lower salmon production volume.Seafood from Norway remains popular around the world“The export figures emphasize that seafood from ...
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