Record export of Norwegian Seafood

In 2009, Norwegian Seafood exports totalled NOK 44.7 billion and for the sixth year in a row sets a new seafood export record. Compared with 2008, exports are up by NOK 6 billion.

This is shown by fresh figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. The volume of seafood exports totalled 2.6 million tonnes, an increase of 268,000 tonnes compared with 2008.

"The demand for Norwegian Seafood in 2009 has exceeded all expectations," comments managing director Terje E. Martinussen from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. He says the demand for Norwegian Salmon in particular has contributed significantly to the total value of exports.

France and Russia remain Norway's most important markets.

(NRK/Press release)

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