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Seafood Exports Down For July

NORWAY - In July, exports of seafood were NOK 3.5 billion, a decrease of 269 million or seven per cent compared to July last year.

So far this year, seafood exports are 29.3 billion kroner, an increase of 1.6 billion. This is also a record for the same period, according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

Salmon pulls down

Exports of salmon fell by 430 million or 16 per cent in July, compared to the same month last year, with the lower price being the reason for the decline. The volume increased by 3.4 per cent in July.

So far this year, exports of salmon are at NOK 17.3 billion, an increase of 732 million from the same period last year. France and Russia are the biggest importers of salmon in July.

An increase in cod fish exports

Exports of fresh and frozen products of cod fish increased by 36 million in July to a total of 480 million. It is mainly fresh and frozen haddock that pulled up in July. So far this year, the industry exported a total of 3.5 billion, a slight increase compared to the same period last year.

Growth of herring and mackerel

Exports of herring increased by 35 million to a total value of 124 million in July. For the period January to July, exports of herring were 2.4 billion, an increase of 18 per cent.

Mackerel also showed growth in July with an increase of 34 million or 179 per cent to a total of 53 million. So far this year, exports of mackerel were 805 million, up by almost 60 per cent.

the Fish Site Editor

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