Exports increased by 8.3 percent year-to-year to EUR 66.3 billion in Q1 2021, while imports increased by 6.1 percent and amounted to EUR 63.9 billion, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported. It is an absolute record of all time. Polish exporters have never sold goods of such value in history.
Exports expressed in US dollars amounted to USD 80.4 billion, and imports amounted to USD 77.4 billion (an increase in exports by 19.2% and in imports by 16.8%, respectively). The positive balance was at the level of USD 2.9 billion, in the corresponding period of 2020 it amounted to USD 1.1 billion “- reads the release.
In turn, Polish exports to Germany increased by 12.6 percent and amounted to EUR 19.2 billion in January-March 2021,
“The highest import turnover by country of dispatch was recorded by Poland with developed countries – PLN 210.6 billion, including PLN 196 billion from the EU, compared to PLN 190.9 billion respectively, including PLN 173.1 billion from the EU in the same period last year “- we read further.
The turnover with the top ten of our trading partners accounted for 65.5 percent. exports (65.8 percent in the same period last year), and total imports – 64.8 percent. (compared to 63.8% in January-March 2020), the Central Statistical Office also reported.
Since May 1, 2004, in addition to data from SAD customs documents, foreign trade statistics use the INTRASTAT declaration as part of the turnover with the European Union member states.