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  • A Crisis Weathered, Full Sail Ahead - WA#37
    A Crisis Weathered, Full Sail Ahead - WA#37


  • Prices slid from November 2019, when covid became a pandemic in Wuhan, through February 2021. Since they have enjoyed a sustained recovery. China, the main market, has restricted access of Ecuadoran shrimp. Exporters reacted placing more shrimp in the U.S. and Europe. (WA#37)

  • Growth of non-oil exports keep expanding, thanks to metals. Measured in rolling 12-month periods, they increased by 11.0% y-o-y to June, a faster clip than a year ago, when they rose by 9.7%. (WA#34)

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