The lower value of mackerel exports showed a strong impact on exports in September. (Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council)
Septempber seafood exports fall by 19 pc
Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 02:30 (GMT + 9)
“Seafood exports in September have been substantially impacted by the decline in value of mackerel exports,” explains Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information in the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). “The volume of mackerel fished and exported is significantly lower than in the same period last year, which has resulted in a reduction in the value of exports of more than NOK 700 million (EUR 94.5 million).”
The value of Norwegian seafood exports in September totalled NOK 4.1 billion (EUR 553.3 million), which is a reduction of 19 per cent or NOK 969 million (EUR 130.8 million) compared to the same month last year.
This year to date the value of Norwegian seafood exports has totalled NOK 36.3 billion (EUR 4.9 billion), down by NOK 1.9 billion (EUR 256.4 million) or 5 per cent from the same period last year, according to the NSC.
The value of Norwegian salmon exports in September totalled NOK 2.4 billion (EUR 323.9 million), which is on a par with the figures for September last year.
For the year to date, the value of Norwegian salmon exports has totalled NOK 21.2 billion (EUR 2.9 billion), down by NOK 481 million (EUR 64.9 million) or 2.2 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The average price for fresh whole Norwegian salmon in September was NOK 26.34 (EUR 3.55) per kg, compared to NOK 26.45 (EUR 3.57) per kg in September 2011. As in the previous month, France and Russia were the biggest importers of Norwegian salmon.
The value of exports of Norwegian fjord trout also remained stable compared to the same month last year, totalling NOK 134 million (EUR 18.1 million). This year to date, exports of Norwegian fjord trout have totalled NOK 1.2 billion (EUR 161.9 million), an increase in value of NOK 218 million (EUR 29.4 million) compared to the same period in 2011. The biggest importers of Norwegian fjord trout are Russia and Japan.
The value of exports of Norwegian herring in September totalled NOK 167 million (EUR 22.5 million), about the same as in September last year. This year to date, the value of exports of Norwegian herring has totalled NOK 2.7 billion (EUR 364.3 million), up by NOK 95 million (EUR 12.8 million) or 4 per cent compared to the same period of 2011. Russia and Germany are the biggest markets for Norwegian herring.
Exports of mackerel from Norway fell in value in September by NOK 711 million (EUR 95.9 million) to a total of NOK 287 million (EUR 38.7 million). For the year to date, exports of mackerel are down by NOK 376 million (EUR 50.7 million) to a total of NOK 1.5 billion (EUR 202.4 million). Russia and China are the biggest markets for mackerel from Norway.
Exports of clipfish fell in value in September by NOK 103 million (EUR 13.9 million) to a total of NOK 354 million (EUR 47.8 million). A breakdown of this figure shows that Norwegian cod accounted for NOK 184 million (EUR 24.8 million) and Norwegian saithe NOK 121 million (EUR 16.3 million), with the remainder accounted for by ling, cod and other groundfish.
The biggest market for Norwegian cod clipfish is Portugal, while Brazil is the biggest market for Norwegian saithe clipfish.
The value of exports of salted fish including fillets in September totalled NOK 37 million (EUR 4.99 million), the same as in September last year. Of this amount, Norwegian cod accounted for NOK 26 million (EUR 3.5 million), ling NOK 6 million (EUR 809,642) and Norwegian saithe NOK 3 million (EUR 404,821). Portugal is the biggest market for salted fish.
September exports of fresh Norwegian cod including fillets from fishery fell in value by NOK 13 million (EUR 1.8 million) to a total of NOK 44 million (EUR 5.9 million). Exports of frozen Norwegian cod including fillets in September also fell in value, down by NOK 6 million (EUR 809,642) to a total of NOK 79 million (EUR 10.7 million).
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