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Norwegian seafood exports in 2022 amounted to more than NOK 150 billion

Updated Jan 9, 2023
“Seafood exports from Norway have had a historically strong year behind them. This comes at a time of conflict in Ukraine, soaring energy prices, skyrocketing inflation and weakening global purchasing power. The result of difficult and turbulent times is a sharp rise in prices, which last year led to record high prices for important species such as salmon, cod, mackerel, trout, saithe and herring,” Christian Kramer, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council. The export record was achieved despite lower export volumes for some species such as salmon, herring, mackerel, cod, king crab and snow crab. There were many important developments in Norwegian seafood exports in 2022. For the first time, Norway exported over NOK 10 billion worth of seafood in each of the twelve months of the year. In addition, salmon exports have exceeded NOK 100 billion.
This has never happened before. “Norwegian salmon exports have increased by 14 percent annually over the past ten years. These are fantastic numbers and far exceed the exports of other goods from the Norwegian mainland,” says Christian Kramer. In addition, salmon accounted for the largest share of Norwegian seafood exports in 2022, at 70 percent of the total value. This is followed by cod (8%), mackerel (4%), trout (3%), herring (3%) and shellfish (1%). “Norwegian seafood is a sustainable global commodity, sold in 149 markets last year. Our salmon is loved all over the world. Cod is strongly traded in Europe, while mackerel dominates Asia. More and more people are paying attention to Norwegian shellfish,” says Christian Kramer. Exports of Norwegian seafood have increased significantly in recent years in terms of value. Norway exported NOK 74 billion in seafood in 2015. Thus, in seven years, the cost has doubled. However, Christian Kramer emphasizes that Norway cannot take further ...
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