Norway’s salmon export value soars despite weak China’s demand

Despite sizable decline in salmon exports to China, which dropped by 5,000 tonnes, overall export value totalled NOK39.8 billon (USD6.4 million) in 2013, or a 35 per cent up on the previous year — due to reduced production and record prices, according to Norwegian Seafood Council.saumon2

“A reduction in salmon production in Norway combined with a strong increase in demand has resulted in higher prices for Norwegian salmon,” says Paul Aandahl, manager salmon and trout with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

The volume of exports of Norwegian salmon in 2013 totalled 960,000 tonnes, down by 3.5 percent compared to 2012.

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council

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