Exports up over six percent in 2015
PR dla Zagranicy
After five months of 2015, exports amounted to EUR 72 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent year-on-year.
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Imports were EUR 69.1 billion, up 0.9 percent, thus turning the 2014 trade deficit of approx. EUR 740 million into a EUR 2.9 billion surplus, according to preliminary data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Exports to developed markets increased by 8.1 percent in the period, to EUR 61.7 billion. With an increase in imports of 2.8 percent to EUR 46.2 billion, the trade surplus in this sector rose from EUR 3.4 billion to nearly EUR 15.6 billion year-on-year.
Polish exports to European Union markets were up 9.4 percent in the first five months, to nearly EUR 57.2 billion, its share in total sales abroad increasing to 79.4 percent.
Among EU countries the fastest export growth was noted to the Netherlands (20.4 percent), Spain (18.8 percent), the Czech Republic (12.5 percent), the UK (12.1 percent), Italy (12 percent) and Slovakia (10.2 percent).
Exports to CIS markets decreased by approx. 27 percent (EUR 3.8 billion), including to Russia by 32 percent, to Ukraine by 13 percent and to Belarus by 34.5 percent. (jh)