Buyers paid 40 percent more for Norwegian salmon in 2016

Norway exported farmed salmon worth a record NOK 61.4 billion (USD 7.2 billion, EUR 6.8 billion) last year, an increase of 29 percent or NOK 13.8 billion (USD 1.6 billion, EUR 1.5 billion) compared with 2015. In volume terms, the trade amounted to 980,000 metric tons (MT), which was 5.2 percent or 53,340 MT less than the previous year.

The sector’s record performance was mainly due to a strong demand for Norwegian salmon in local markets such as the EU, and those further afield like Asia and …

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