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The spot price for salmon in 2022 (blue) against 2021 (grey). Source: Akvafata
The spot price for salmon in 2022 (blue) against 2021 (grey). Source: Akvafata

Norwegian salmon prices have seen a record drop in the past week, with the spot price falling by NOK 21.50/kg to NOK 99.80/kg (£8.24).

The previous record was a fall of NOK 12.13/kg in week 22 in 2018, according to Fish Farming Expert’s sister title, Kyst.no.

This follows weeks of record high prices for salmon. The price in week 19 is still NOK 26.02/kg higher than in the same week last year.

Export price

The export price for fresh salmon in week 19 fell to NOK 97.61/kg, figures from industry statistics provider Akvafakta show.

This was down by NOK 11.08 compared to the previous week but up by NOK 26.45 (37% ) compared to the same week in 2021. 

The average spot price for the year is NOK 89.29/kg, compared to NOK 56.57 a year ago.

Some 24,600 tonnes (round weight) of salmon were exported in week 19, up 7.8% from the same week in 2021.

So far this year, 464,757 tonnes have been exported, 3.7% less than at the same time a year ago.

As of week 13, some 327,000 tonnes of feed had been sold, 7% less than last year in the same period.