Russia’s pig meat imports rose 5.8% in the first 10 months of 2011, to 597,000 metric tons, according to the Federal State Statistics Service.

The number was part of the country’s overall rise in fresh and frozen meat imports through October, which increased by 3.2% to 1.2 million metric tons over 2010 numbers. Poultry imports were 1% higher, at 371,000 metric tons, according to reports.