Big demand: Norway exported a record 36,337 tonnes of salmon last week. File photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.

Another record week for Norwegian salmon exports

A new record has again been set for the volume of farmed salmon Norway exported in a week. The world’s biggest salmon producer exported 36,337 tonnes of salmon (round weight) last week – week 38 – which is 26% more than in the same week last year.

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The volume surpassed the previous record of 35,509 tonnes set in week 36.

So far this year, Norway has exported 1.02 million tonnes of salmon, 18% more than at the same time last year.

Spot prices, which are generally low at this time of year, have held up relatively well despite the large volumes of fish being sold. According to Norwegian salmon data provider Akvafakta, the spot price for Norwegian salmon fell by 9 cents (less than £0.01) last week to NOK 49.21 (£4.15) per kilo.

This price is NOK 6.76 higher than in the same week last year.

The average price so far this year is NOK 56.61 / kg, compared to NOK 56.92 / kg at the same time in 2020.