Ecuadorian shrimp exports rose more than 26 percent by volume in July to 123.8 million pounds, helped by increasing Chinese demand, figures from trade group Camara Nacional de Acuacultura (CNA) show.

The value of Ecuador's shrimp exports worldwide rose 15 percent in July to just over $324 million (€291.9 million).

In the first seven months of 2019, Ecuador's global shrimp exports climbed by 26 percent to 802.5 million pounds. Revenue from those exports from January to July totaled just over $2 billion (€1.8