Chinese direct shrimp imports from Ecuador overtake Argentina



Ecuador has replaced Argentina as China’s number one origin of direct shrimp imports with its farmed vannamei, after a decrease in China’s direct imports of Argentine red shrimp by almost half.

In the first 10 months of this year, China imported 13,174t of shrimp from Ecuador, up 13% year-on-year, according to latest Chinese customs data (HS Code 030617). But, bucking the trend of huge yearly increases of previous years, in the first 10 months of this year China imported 12,221 metric tons of Argentine shrimp, down 42% y-o-y.