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Robust growth for Norwegian seafood exports in February

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Mar 3, 2022
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Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 30 percent, compared with February last year.
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 30 per cent, compared with February last year.“This is the highest value of Norwegian seafood exports ever registered in February. However, the war in Ukraine overshadows this. The dramatic situation affects us first and foremost strongly on the human level, but also affects the flow of seafood”, says CEO Renate Larsen of the Norwegian Seafood Council.Must sell to other marketsIn February, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 176 million to Ukraine.“After Russia's invasion of the country a week ago, seafood exports to Ukraine have stopped. This means that products such as salmon, trout, herring and mackerel that were to go to this country must now be sold to other markets”, says Renate Larsen.Challenging logisticsShe also points out that there are other sanctions that affect the trade in seafood.“This entails several logistical challenges. Many airlines have, among other things, ...
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