February 15, 2021
Poland's swine census at 11.73 million head at start of December 2020
At the start of December 2020, Poland's swine census was 11.73 million head, a 4.6% increase (+512,000 head) from the same period in 2019 and a 2.6% increase from June 2020 (+294,800 head).
The largest increase was observed in breeding sows; compared to December 2019, the number of these animals increased by 7.7% to 815,000 thousand head, including the population of gestating sows which increased by 27,200 thousand head (by 5.2%) to 546,700 head.
As for the structure of the pig census, the share of pigs for slaughter and pigs for rearing increased slightly in 2020 (+0.3% and +0.2%, respectively) compared to December 2019.
In the period from June to November 2020, pig imports amounted to 3.5 million head and were 0.8% higher than the same period of 2019 (+27,200 head). This contributed to the growth of the pig census.
- Central Statistical Office of Poland