Foreigners spending more in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
During the third quarter of this year, 47.9 million foreigners crossed the Polish border and spent a total of PLN 11.7 billion (EUR 2.8 billion) in the country, a 7.7 percent increase on the corresponding period of 2016.
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Meanwhile, Polish residents spent PLN 6.8 billion (EUR 1.6 billion) while travelling abroad, a 6.5 percent increase on the third quarter of 2016, according to Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Germany accounted for just under half of expenditure abroad by Polish residents crossing a land border, while the Czech Republic accounted for a third.
GUS also said that there were 82.6 million border crossings during the third quarter, with foreigners accounting for 47.9 million of these.
Almost three quarters of border crossings were along a land border with another EU country, with the majority of these occurring along the Polish-German border.
Out of all land border crossings, 45.4 percent were from Germany, while the Czech Republic came second and Slovakia third, with 22.9 percent and 14.4 percent respectively.
Rise in traffic on Polish-Ukrainian border
A significant rise in visitor numbers was recorded along the Polish-Ukrainian border. Some 2.1 million foreigners crossed under a local border traffic agreement, a 20.9 percent rise from the same period last year.