In January-March 2011 imports of fresh and frozen pork were up one per cent on year earlier levels at 87,000 tonnes. Volumes sourced from Denmark were significantly higher, increasing by 37 per cent to 26,000 tonnes. However this increase was mostly entirely offset by reduced shipments from the Netherlands and Belgium. Bacon imports in the first quarter totalled 72,000 tonnes, 14 per cent lower on the year. The growth in live pig imports is slowing down being only up 10 per cent in the first quarter on a year earlier and amounted to 169,000 head.