OSLO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The export price of fresh farmed Norwegian salmon fell to 55.63 Norwegian crowns ($7.04) per kilo last week, down from 59.53 crowns in the previous week, Statistics Norway said on Wednesday.
Volumes exported decreased to 17,023 tonnes from 17,373 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 = 7.9053 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Oslo newsroom)