VALUE GROWS FOR NORWEGIAN EXPORTS
Value Grows For Norwegian Herring and Mackerel Exports – Norway exported 34,300 tonnes of herring with a value of NOK 332 million in January. The volume is at the same level as last year, while the value increased by NOK 47 million or 17 per cent. Poland, Lithuania and Germany were the main markets for herring in January.
In January, 26,500 tonnes of mackerel were exported to a value of NOK 439 million. Volume increased by 17 per cent, while value increased by NOK 68 million, or 18 per cent. South Korea, China and Japan were the largest recipients of mackerel in January.
Meanwhile, 921 tonnes of prawns were exported to a value of NOK 75 million. This is a 50 per cent reduction in volume, while the value fell by NOK 35 million, or 32 per cent, from January last year. Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland were the largest markets in January.
“The drop in volume is due to reduced raw prawns exports, while frozen peeled prawns exports are at the same level as in previous years. The export of raw prawns varies greatly and depends, among other things, on catch conditions. Reduced export of raw prawns also explains the increase in the average price”, says Frank Isaksen, Chief Analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
For king crab, 233 tonnes were exported to a value of NOK 76 million. This represents a 2 per cent reduction in volume, but an increase in export value of NOK 6 million, or 9 per cent. South Korea, the United States and Japan were the largest recipients of king crab in January.