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Polish Economy & Society: Poland in figures

Poland in figures

Geography:

Total Land Area:                        304,465 sq km
Total Land boundaries:              2,788 km
Border countries:                       Belarus 416 km, Czech Republic 790 km,
                                                   Germany 467 km, Lithuania 103 km,
                                                   Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km,
                                                   Slovakia 541 km, Ukraine 529 km

 
                                                                                                                                          Source: www.poland.gov.pl 

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Population:                              38,441,588 (July 2011 est.)

Age structure (2011):                0-14 years: 14.7% 
                                                 
15-64 years: 71.6%
                                                  
65 years and over: 13.7%

Median age:                               38.5 years
Population growth rate:             -0.062% (2011 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:            76.05 years   
Labor force 2010:                      17 million
Labor force - by occupation:      agriculture: 17.4%
                                                   industry: 29.2%
                                                   services: 53.4% (2005)
Unemployment rate (2010):      11.8%

Percentage of population in higher education in the 20-24 age group

 

Source: "Education at a glance" OECD

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Economy:

GDP in 2010:                               $725.2 billion
GDP in 2010:                               3.8% 
GDP in 2010 per capita:               $18,800
GDP- by sector in 2010:             

                                                     agriculture: 3.9%
                                                     industry: 31.8%
                                                     services: 63% (2010 est.)

GDP growth rate forecast:          
                                                    2008: 5,1%
                                                    2009: 1,8%

 

Currency:                                   zloty (PLN)
 
Exchange rates (06.04.2011):     1 EUR =  3,9989 PLN
                                                     1 USD =  2,7986  PLN
                                                     1 CHF =  3,0497  PLN
                                                     1 GBP =  4,5533  PLN
                                                     100 JPY =  3,2941 PLN
updated exchange rates:             http://www.nbp.gov.pl/

Budget 

revenues:                                   $91.23 billion
expenditures:                            $128.4 billion

Public debt in 2010:                  $252.9 bilion 

 

 

 

 

 

Inflation rate 2010:                       2.6%

Investment in 2007:                21.8% of GDP
Internal investments in 2006:       100 bln
FDI in 2006:                                 $ 11 bln
Domestic market:                         38 mln consumers driving 10% annual retail market growth                          
Investment potential of Poland:
                                                   • GDP growth twice that of Western Europe
                                                   • Ranked 1st in planned investments in Europe
                                                   • Ranked 2nd in FDI Confidence Index
                                                   • Ranked 4th in top 10 global investment destinations
                                                   • Excellent productivity

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The European locations considered for new investment or expansion projects
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Source: "An open world" Ernst & Young’s 2008 European attractiveness survey

Sources: CIA Factbook, GUS, PAIIIZ
more information: www.paiz.gov.pl


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