Norway's seafood exports hits record high in H1 2018 -council

Published On: July 4, 2018 12:03 PM NPT By: Reuters

OSLO, July 4: Norway’s Seafood Council said on Wednesday:

The value of Norwegian seafood exports rose by 4 pct year-on-year in June to NOK 7.9 billion ($971.90 million), while volumes dropped by 9 pct year-on-year to 180,000 tonnes

The value of salmon exports, the biggest category, rose 6 percent year-on-year in June to NOK 5.6 billion as volume increased by 17 percent

Salmon prices for the month fell to NOK 61.79 per kilo, compared to NOK 68.64 in June last year

Total seafood export for the first six months of the year are up 4 percent to a record high of NOK 48.1 billion, while export volumes are up by 10 percent from the same period last year, driven by increased salmon demand in the EU

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