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Polish exports may hit record: finance minister

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 14.09.2017 15:36
Poland could see its exports this year topping EUR 200 billion for the first time, Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told parliament on Thursday.
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Morawiecki, who is also minister for development as well as deputy prime minister, said exports from January to June rose 8.4 percent year on year and were worth EUR 99 billion.

"So we have a chance in 2017 of -- for the first time -- exceeding EUR 200 billion, which will certainly be a very big success for our exporters," he said.

Morawiecki added that GDP growth this year would be higher than the 3.6 percent the government had expected.

In early September, the Moody’s agency strongly upgraded Poland’s 2017 GDP forecast to 4.3 percent from an earlier projection of 3.2 percent.

“I do not think it will that strong, but I'm glad this movement is in the right direction," Morawiecki said.

The Polish economy grew 3.9 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).


Source: PAP

tags: economy, exports, gdp
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