June 7, 2011
Norway’s seafood exports rise 6%

Norway’s seafood exports rose to a record monthly high of NOK4 billion (US$743 million) in May, up by 6% year-on-year, the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC) said on Sunday (June 5).
In January to May this year, Norway’s seafood exports climbed 12% year-on-year to NOK22 billion (US$4.1 billion).
“There is still a strong demand for Norwegian seafood in many markets. The year-to-date exports have been especially related to a very good market for salmon and for herring and mackerel products,” NSEC market information director, Egil Ove Sundheim, said.
Salmon exports rose by 14% on the year to NOK12.6 billion (US$2.3 billion) in the first five months of 2011.

The exports of herring jumped 20% to NOK2 billion (US$372 million) and the exports of mackerel increased by NOK242 million (US$45 million) to NOK 711 million (US$132 million).

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