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NORWEGIAN HERRING EXPORTS SOAR

NORWEGIAN HERRING EXPORTS SOAR

Norwegian herring exports soar. Norway exported 66,000 tonnes of herring to a value of NOK 556 million in November. This is a 33 per cent increase in volume and a 25 per cent increase or a value of NOK 111 million compared to November last year

So far this year, Norway has exported 310,300 tonnes of herring for NOK 2.8 billion. This is a 16 per cent increase in volume, and a value increase of 18 per cent or NOK 422 million from the same period last year. Nigeria and Poland were the largest markets for herring in November.

“The share of frozen, whole herring has increase in 2019. In the same period last year, the share of frozen, whole herring was 32 per cent, which has increased to 41 per cent this year. Africa has increased their share of the export and have seen a total growth of 213 per cent. In total, the export of frozen, whole herring has increased with 51 per cent,” says Paul T. Aandahl, with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Meanwhile, Norway exported 39,400 tonnes of mackerel for NOK 736 million in November. This is a 41 per cent drop in volume and a 31 percent decline in value, or NOK 324 million from November last year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 219,000 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 3.9 billion. This is a volume reduction of 8 per cent, and a value increase of 12 per cent, or NOK 405 million compared with the same period last year. In November, Japan and China were the largest markets for mackerel.

 

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