With overseas sales of NOK 7.9 billion (USD 879.3 million, EUR 742.3 million), Norway’s seafood exporters matched last year’s record July, the latest trade figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) have confirmed.
So far this year, the Scandinavian country has shipped seafood valued at NOK 60.8 billion (USD 6.8 billion, EUR 5.7 billion), an increase of 3 percent – or NOK 1.9 billion (USD 211.5 million, EUR 178.5 million) – compared with the first seven months of 2019.
The NSC said a weakened Norwegian kroner and a good whitefish trade contributed to July’s growth, but it also warned of weaker demand for salmon, particularly in some Asian markets that have not normalized since several COVID-19 cases were traced to a food market in Beijing in June.
Full article by Jason Holland – Seafoodsource.com
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