Seafood exports from the Faroe Islands have risen by 7%, according to year-to-date figures published by Statistics Faroe Islands.
Exports for the first eight months of 2021 are valued at DKK5.7 billion, an increase on the DKK5.5 billion for the same period in 2020, and matching the record 2019 figure.
It hasn’t been entirely even, as for the first few months of 2021 exports lagged some way behind the 2019 figures, but a boom in the last few months has boosted export values.
The growth has been in herring and blue whiting exports, both of which have increased in both volume and value, while mackerel exports are at the same level as last year – but values are 20% down.
Salmon exports have shown a 17% year-on-year increase and totalled DKK2.6 billion by the end of August this year.
Saithe exports dropped 6% and haddock increased by 7%, while export values for both species remain much the same as for the same period in 2020. At the same time, cod exports have dropped 14% in value and 17% in volume.