External economy;Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Export of salmonweek 9 2008


About the statistics


Name and topic

Name: Export of salmon
Topic: External economy

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Responsible division

Division for External Trade Statistics

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Fresh and chilled salmon
Commodities according to the Norwegian customs' nomenclature. In the period 1995-2011 commodity numbers 03.02.1201 and 03.02.1202. From 2012 03.02.1411 and 03.02.1419.

For more information regarding commodity numbers and changes in the Norwegian customs' nomenclature see Commodity List External Trade

Frozen salmon
Commodities according to the Norwegian customs' nomenclature. In the period 1995-2011 commodity numbers 03.03.2201, 03.03.2202. From 2012 03.03.1311 and 03.03.1319.

Export price
Average price per kilo per week.

Net mass in tonnes.

Statistical value is the value when crossing the Norwegian border, including transport costs and insurance, also called FOB-value (Free On Board). Duties, Vat and other taxes are not included.

Standard classifications

The Norwegian eight-digit commodity nomenclature according to the Harmonized Systems of the World Customs Organization. For more information see Commodity List External Trade .

Administrative information

Regional level

National level, only.

Frequency and timeliness

Weekly statistics are published every Wednesday at 08:00 am. The publishing day might change in weeks starting with one or more public holidays.The calendar gives information about publishing dates. The figures are final.

International reporting

Not relevant


Unedited and edited micro data are stored in accordance with Statistics Norway's standard guidelines for storing computer files (DataDok). 


Background and purpose

To monitor prices and quantities of the salmon exports.
Weekly salmon export figures were first published i 1995, week 33.

Users and applications

Fish and aquaculture industry, monitoring of prices and quantities.

Equal treatment of users

As stated in the Principles for equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses no external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 10 am .Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

The data are included in the preliminary and final monthly statistics for external trade in commodities http://www.ssb.no/en/utenriksokonomi/statistikker/muh .

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, §§ 2-1, 2-2 and 3-2.

EEA reference

Not relevant



Customs' cleared consignment with a value of less than NOK 1 000 and certain kinds of commodity flows (according to UN's recommendations International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Consept and Definitions, 2010), are excluded from the statistics.

Data sources and sampling

Administrative data obtained from TVINN, which is the Norwegian Customs' electronic information system for the exchange of customs declarations between businesses and Norwegian Customs.


Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data from the Customs declaration system (TVINN) is transmitted electronically to Statistics Norway six days a week.

Information from customs declarations is subject to controls in TVINN. The statistical controls to check the estimated price, quantity and country were developed by the Customs in cooperation with Statistics Norway.

In SSB data is checked for extreme values and logical errors.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant


Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Alterations in the Norwegian customs' nomenclature is taken into account. For more information see Definitions - definitions of the main consept and variables.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Collection errors may arise from misunderstandings in the declaration process. Possible errors are use of incorrect commodity codes or statistical values containing elements that should not be counted.


Not relevant