Polish exports of live pigs were at a relatively high level in the first half of 2009, being 8% 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% year-on-year in first half of 2009, according to Poland's Central Statistics Office.

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.