Ecuador's global monthly shrimp exports rose 5 percent in October from a year earlier to 216.3 million pounds, show numbers from Ecuadorian shrimp producers' trade body Camara Nacional de Aquacultura (CNA).

With two months of the year still to be accounted for October's exports put the year to date total just short of the current annual record of 2.34 billion pounds set in 2022.

This came despite an 11 percent drop in shipments to China, by far Ecuador's biggest market, to 114.5