Per capita consumption of fish and fish products in Norway 2003-2018

From 2008 to 2018, the sales volume of fish for consumption generally increased in Norway. As of 2018, there were approximately 1.4 million metric tons of fish for consumption sold. In this year, the average volume of fish and fish products consumed in the country amounted to 19.3 kilograms per capita.

Domestic fish industry 

Fishery has been an important industry in Norway. The country gains benefit from its long coastline with fjords. Along this coastline, salmon farming is very common. It is the number one farmed animal in Norway, reaching a sales volume of roughly 1.3 million metric tons of salmon in  2018.    

 Fish exporting country 

Norway is one of the largest exporting countries of fish, and the export value of fish and seafood increased strongly in recent years. As of 2017, the exports value from Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture reached around 95 billion Norwegian kroner. By contrast, the import value of fresh or frozen fish into the country was significantly lower, amounting to almost 2.3 billion Norwegian kroner.  

Per capita consumption of fish and fish products in Norway from 2003 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2003 to 2018

Special properties

Refers to product weight, the amount of fish and fish products in the form they are purchased

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary data.

Some figures have been taken from previous publications.

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