Weak Norwegian krone triggers strong value growth for November seafood exports
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 16.7 billion in November. This is an increase of NOK 2.4 billion, or 17 per cent, compared to the same month last year.
“On 13 November, seafood exports surpassed the 2022 full-year export total of NOK 151.4 billion. This year, we expect the value of Norwegian seafood exports will exceed NOK 170 billion, for which we can largely thank the weak Norwegian krone”,
Inshore Norwegian cod, Skrei and haddock granted MSC-recertification
Good news just before the big cod season starts: Norwegian cod, Skrei and haddock caught within 12 nautical miles are once again MSC-certified.
Coastal fishing for cod and haddock has over the last year been in a recertification process to regain their MSC certificates. The Norwegian Fishermen's Association has had project responsibility for this certification in collaboration with the sales t
Seafood exports totalled NOK 18.4 billion in October
Norway exported NOK 18.4 billion worth of seafood in October. This is an increase of NOK 3.3 billion, or 22 per cent, compared to the same month last year.
Never has Norway exported a higher value of seafood in a single month than in October. The last top quotation from a single month originates from March this year. The export value then ended at NOK 15.7 billion.
Best single month ever
Weak Norwegian krone in August brought new growth for seafood exports
Norway exported NOK 14.2 billion worth of seafood in August. This is an increase of NOK 1.8 billion, or 15 per cent, compared to the same month last year.
“The devaluation of the krone is the main reason for the increase in the export value. In August, the Norwegian krone was as much as 16 per cent weaker against the euro than in the same month last year. This explains almost the entire increas
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 13,1 billion in May – saved by the weak krone
Norway exported NOK 13.1 billion worth of seafood in May. This is an increase of NOK 816 million, or 7 per cent, compared to the same month in 2022.
“As in April, we also see a significant currency effect in May. The weak Norwegian krone alone contributed to an increase in export value of around NOK 1.5 billion last month. Without this currency development, there would have been a decline in ex
Currency effects, value growth and volume decline for Norwegian seafood exports in February
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12.8 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 1.6 billion, or 14 per cent, from last year's same month.
“Despite war and unrest in several parts of the world, Norwegian seafood exports have enjoyed a good start to the year in value, driven by high price growth and a weak Norwegian krone. However, export volume has fallen six months in a row, and we must
Norway's seafood exports worth NOK 151.4 billion in 2022
2022 was the best year ever for Norwegian seafood exports. Norway exported 2.9 million tonnes of seafood to a value of NOK 151.4 billion last year. It is a record for export value and corresponds to 40 million meals every day - all year round.
Norway exported NOK 15.4 billion worth of seafood in October
Norwegian seafood worth NOK 15.4 billion was exported in October. The highest value ever in a single month and an increase of NOK 3.3 billion, or 27 per cent, from the same month last year.
The export value in October was NOK 727 million higher than the previous record month, which was September 2022.
Half a billion a day
"Norwegian seafood exports experienced historical growth in October
Norway: Bringing salmon sushi to your bento box since the 1980s
Celebrating World Sushi Day on the 18th June would not be possible without a nod to the world’s most popular fish and sushi topping – Norwegian salmon.
Salmon’s vibrant pink is immediately recognisable in Japanese restaurants, on sushi conveyor belts and in supermarket pre-prepared boxes around the world. With versatility, a delicate flavour and a universal appeal, salmon has become not only th
Historically high Norwegian seafood exports in May
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12.4 billion in May. This is an increase of NOK 4.1 billion, or 49 per cent, compared with May last year.
- The strong global demand for Norwegian seafood gave an export value in May which is the second highest ever in a single month, only beaten by March this year. Increased export prices, primarily for salmon, but also for other species such as trout, cod, sa
NSC launches unique seafood sustainability campaign in UK
Can people’s perceptions about seafood and sustainable diets be changed over the course of three weeks? That is the theory behind the unique campaign being launched by the Norwegian Seafood Council in the UK this June.
A Sea Change is coming –to Letchworth
The 11th of June marks the start of the three-week long campaign, Sea Change, which aims to do just that – encourage a sea change for se
Pandemic accelerates trends, drives innovation, and creates opportunity across the seafood industry for 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many ways. We are well-versed in the negatives, but it’s important to note that it’s also presented huge growth and innovation opportunities in markets across the world. The seafood industry is one of them.
The Norwegian Seafood Council’s (NSC) annual trend report, just launched, unveils the seafood trends that are emerging at speed thanks to the
Price increases deliver export record for Norwegian seafood in April 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in April. This is an increase of NOK 2.8 billion, or 33 per cent, compared with April last year.
In the first four months of this year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 45.4 billion. This is a growth in export value of 25 per cent, or NOK 9.1 billion, measured against the first four months of 2021.
“Higher prices for our key species such as sal
Green recovery from pandemic must also mean blue
The theme for this year’s UN World Health Day on April 7 is Our Planet, Our Health, aiming to focus on opportunities for so called green and healthy recovery from the pandemic.
“The need to change our ways when it comes to how we treat ourselves and our planet is more pressing than ever. The food we put in our bodies, and how we want our food systems to work is a major part of this,” says Rena
Norwegian seafood exports to Ukraine, Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union
In connection with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Norwegian Seafood Council has received a number of inquiries about the consequences for Norwegian seafood exports to these countries. Here is a summary of key facts and figures.
Share of Norwegian seafood exports
Ukraine accounts for 1.8% of the total export value of Norwegian seafood. Norway exported seafood worth NOK 2.2 billion to Ukr
Norwegian salmon is deforestation-free says new report
The Norwegian salmon farming industry has set a global example by supporting their suppliers of Brazilian soybeans – widely used in salmon feed – to become 100% deforestation- and conversion-free.
A newly published report, by an independent auditor in Brazil, states that the suppliers of Brazilian soybean to Norwegian salmon have accomplished their goal of a deforestation and conversion free s
The world’s highest quality cod is back in season!
Skrei, as Norway’s migratory cod is known, has reached the shores of Northern Norway after its epic 1,000km journey from the depths of the icy Barents Sea. This journey is what gives these cod the viking name skrei, which means “traveller”.
By the time it arrives in Norway, skrei is at its best, with succulent white flesh, wonderful texture, and a delicate flavour. It is eagerly awaited by chef
Record high Norwegian seafood exports in 2021
The last 12 months have been the best year ever for Norwegian seafood exports. Norway exported 3.1 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 120.8 billion in 2021. This sets a record in both volume and value and represents the equivalent of 42 million seafood meals every single day of the year.
"2021 was another exciting export year for Norwegian seafood. We are in the very favourable position of ha
Spotlight needs to shine on seafood in the future of food debate
“How can seafood play a part of the solution if it is continuously forgotten about in the debate about sustainable food systems,” asks Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
For the fourth year in a row Norwegian aquaculture companies have topped the rankings of the world’s most sustainable protein production. The UN also points to seafood and specifically aquaculture as an import
Norwegian seafood exports reach a historic milestone in November
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12 billion in November. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 28 per cent, compared with November last year. So far this year, seafood has been exported for NOK 108.8 billion. This milestone breaks the annual record from 2019 of NOK 107.2 billion.
“Although we still have major challenges with the corona pandemic both at home and abroad, we are experiencing