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Polish Live Pig Exports Doing Better in 2009

by 5m Editor
14 October 2009, at 10:19am

POLAND - Polish exports of live pigs were at a relatively high level in the first half of 2009, being 8 per cent higher year-on-year at EUR29.7 million.

A breakdown of the overall export figure reveals exports to the European Union fell substantially year-on-year in the January to June period, but exports to other central and eastern European countries rose substantially year-on-year. In dollar terms, Polish live pig exports fell by 6.2 per cent year-on-year in first half of 2009, according to Poland's Central Statistics Office.

WattAgNet.com reports that Polish live pig imports approximately doubled year-on-year to EUR52.8 million in the first half of 2009, with imports also showing a substantial year-on-year increase in dollar terms.