Norwegian salmon exports reach record prices –

Norwegian salmon exports reach record prices Published:  03 May, 2011

The price for exported fresh Norwegian salmon reached NOK 43.61 per kilo during the week before Easter, the highest ever, according to the Export Council for Fish, reports The Norwegian Post.

The value of exported Norwegian fresh farmed salmon reached NOK 7.5 billion in the first quarter of this year. The average weekly export of fresh farmed salmon from Norway so far this year has been 10,000 to 12,000 tons.

Norway’s biigest export markets at the moment are Poland and France.

In March, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 5 billion, an increase of NOK 409 million compared with the same month last year, and a new record for the month of March. The value of the seafood export for the first quarter 2011 reached NOK 14 billion, up by 14 per cent compared with Q1 2010.

“It is first and foremost the higher prices for seafood on the world markets that contribute to the export value of seafood in Q1. On average the value of seafood exported from Norway is now 46 per cent higher than at the same time last year,” said Egil Ove Sundheim, director of marketing information at the Export Council for Fish in March.