Record exports of Norwegian Cod in February

Norway’s exports of groundfish including clipfish, salted fish and stockfish totalled NOK 967.4 million in February. This is an increase of 8% or NOK 69.2 million compared with February 2009. The volume of exports increased by 17% or 5,700 tonnes to a total of 38,555 tonnes, according to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. The increases are attributable to record exports of both fresh and frozen Norwegian Cod products.

Norwegian Cod has made a solid start to the year, setting export records in both the fresh fillet and frozen whole fish segments,” says market analyst Ove Johansen from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. ”In addition and despite lower prices, exports of salted fish and clipfish have normalised in comparison with the beginning of last year. However, bear in mind that Russia has run into export problems caused by them not having the catch certification scheme introduced by the EU at the turn of the year properly in place.”

Clipfish exports down in value

Exports of Norwegian Cod clipfish were down in February by NOK 7.7 million to a total of NOK 157.5 million compared with the same month last year.

Exports of salted fish doubled

Exports of salted whole Norwegian Cod totalled NOK 93.7 million in February, up by NOK 40 million or 75% on the same month last year.

Exports of stockfish continue to decline

Exports of stockfish fell in February by a further NOK 11 million or 17% to a total of NOK 54.3 million, despite an upturn of 34% in the volume of exports.

Export record for fresh Norwegian Cod fillets

Exports of fresh Norwegian Cod fillets totalled NOK 52.6 million in February, an increase of 25% compared with the same month last year.

Record month for frozen whole Norwegian Cod

In February, exports of frozen whole Norwegian Cod increased by NOK 35.4 million to a total of NOK 63.9 million compared with the same month last year.

Farmed Norwegian Cod

The value of exports of farmed Norwegian Cod totalled NOK 20.6 million in February, an increase of NOK 5.8 million compared with February 2009.

Source and additional information: Seafood from Norway

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