Exporting guide to

Poland

Overview

Located in Central Europe, Poland is divided into 16 administrative provinces called voivodeships, covering an area of 312,696 km2. It has a strong growing economy, and the spending power of Polish consumers increase the benefit of UK exporters.

Trade statistics

£10.5 billion total UK exports to Poland for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

21st largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

1.2% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

Popularity of UK goods and services

Poland is a market that offers a wide range of opportunities for UK businesses. Opportunities are particularly available for UK companies that specialise in the fields of financial services, energy, infrastructure and technology.

Strategic location

Located at the crossroads of European trade and transport routes, Poland is an good entry point for UK companies to other Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries as well as emerging markets further east.

Top five UK goods exported to Poland , in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

Goods Value (£ billion )
Crude oil 1.7
Cars 0.3
Non-ferrous metals 0.3
Mechanical power generators (intermediate) 0.3
Specialised machinery (capital) 0.3

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: February 2024
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Top five UK services exported to Poland , in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2023

Service Value (£ billion )
Other Business Services 1.1
Travel 0.8
Transportation 0.5
Telecommunications, computer and information services 0.4
Financial 0.2

Source: ONS UK trade in services: service type by partner country, non-seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024
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Poland: at a glance

Economic growth

5.1%

Actual figure (IMF, 2022)
The UK is 4.1% (IMF, 2022, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$18,343

Actual figure (IMF, 2022)
The UK is $45,461 (IMF, 2022, projected figure)

Currency

Złoty

Business languages

Polish

You’re likely to need a translator

Time zone

GMT + 1

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