Ecuador is likely to smash shrimp export records this year in key markets in China, the United States and Europe.

Should shipments continue at their current pace, the record 860.1 million pounds of shrimp exports to China set last year looks easily beatable, extending exponential growth seen in the market in recent years.

The export increase comes despite demand having not fully recovered from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and continued sporadic lockdowns and port closures in cities and regions across the Asian powerhouse nation.