The value of exports of Norwegian Seafood in September totalled NOK 5.1 billion. This is a decline of NOK 595 million compared to September last year. For the year to date, the value of exports of Norwegian Seafood totals NOK 37.9 billion.
According to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC), this is an increase of NOK 759 million on the same period in the record-breaking year of 2010.
In September Norwegian Herring exports totalled NOK 174 million, up by NOK 38 million from September 2010. From year to date, Norwegian Herring exports have increased by NOK 378 million to a total of NOK 2.6 billion. Russia was the largest market, with a value of NOK 587 million, slightly down from 2010. Germany is the second biggest market at NOK 438 million, an increase of an impressive NOK 143 million.
Exports of Norwegian Mackerel were down by NOK 343 million in September to NOK 926 million. The export value for the year to date is at the same level as 2010, at NOK 1.8 billion. China is our biggest market for Norwegian Mackerel, with a value of NOK 443 million. Japan was the next largest market, with a value of NOK 398 million.