Norwegian exports of frozen headed and gutted (H&G) cod to the UK and China have surged significantly in the past few months, potentially driven by several factors, not least Russia's war in Ukraine and resulting sanctions.

Exports to the UK and China have both increased 40 percent through week 36 compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

Norway exported 7,130 metric tons of frozen cod to the United Kingdom and 20,584 metric tons to China over the period.