In January-July 2021, exports in Poland increased by 26.0% and imports by 27.8% compared to the same period in 2020. According to the Polish CSO, “foreign trade goods turnover amounted to PLN 726.9 billion in exports and PLN 712.7 billion in imports in current prices. The positive balance was at the level of PLN 14.2 billion.”
Significant growth in exports and imports compared to last year is related to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which reduced merchandise trade last year.
Goods turnover with major trading partners
According to information published by the Polish CSO, “After seven months of 2021, among Poland’s major trading partners, there was no decline in exports or imports compared to the same period last year. Turnover with the top ten of our trading partners accounted for 65.0% of exports (65.6% in the same period last year), and total imports – 64.6% (compared to 64.1% in January-July 2020). Germany’s share in exports increased by 0.1 percentage points compared to the same period last year and amounted to 28.6%, while in imports it decreased by 0.2 percentage points and accounted for 21.5%. The positive balance was PLN 55.2 billion (USD 14.6 billion, EUR 12.2 billion) compared to PLN 43.4 billion (USD 10.8 billion, EUR 9.8 billion) in the same period last year.”
GUS (Polish CSO) data source – Foreign trade turnover of goods in total and by countries in January-July 2021.
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