ENORMOUS RISE IN NORWEGIAN SNOW CRAB EXPORTS
Enormous rise in Norwegian snow crab exports. Norway exported 390 tonnes of snow crab to a value of NOK 55 million in July. This enormous rise is a 236% increase in volume and a NOK 39 million or 244% value increase compared to July 2018.
So far this year, Norway has exported 1,800 tonnes of king crab for NOK 244 million. This is a 146% increase in volume and a value increase of 151% or NOK 147 million. Denmark and Japan were the most important markets for snow crabs in July.
“There are a number of boats that are now doing well with snow crab fishing. This season has seen a lot of fishing, with a high proportion exported as frozen goods to Asian markets in July. The demand for Norwegian crabs in Asia is high, and the snow crab helps to meet this demand”, says Frank Isaksen, Chief Analyst with the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Meanwhile, Norway exported 241 tonnes of king crab for NOK 68 million in July. This is a decrease of 6% and a decline in value of NOK 4 million or 6% from July last year.
So far this year, Norway has exported 1,000 tonnes of king crab for NOK 333 million. This is a 16% increase in volume and a 24% increase or NOK 65 million. South Korea and Japan were the most important king crab markets in July.
For prawns, Norway exported 654 tonnes with a value of NOK 56 million in July. This is a decrease of 1% in volume, while the value has increased by NOK 5.9 million or 12%.
So far this year, Norway has exported 8 100 tonnes of prawns for NOK 602 million. This is a 55% increase in volume, and a value increase of 42% or NOK 179 million. Sweden and the UK were the most important prawn markets in July.