August 1, 2018 / 6:07 AM / 3 months ago

Export price of Norwegian salmon rise to NOK 56.07 last week -statistics agency

OSLO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The export price of fresh farmed Norwegian salmon rose to 56.07 crowns ($6.87) per kilo last week, up 1.7 percent against the previous week, Statistics Norway said on Wednesday.

Volumes exported increased 0.5 percent to 17,367 tonnes over the same period, it added.

Norway is the world’s largest producer of farmed salmon. The sector is the Nordic country’s second-largest export industry after oil and gas production.

Leading Norwegian producers include Marine Harvest, Salmar, Leroy Seafood, Grieg Seafood , Austevoll Seafood and Norway Royal Salmon . ($1 = 8.1631 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Oslo newsroom)

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