Germany-V4 trade up to EUR 300 bln in 2019 - PM

Morawiecki wrote on Facebook that "Poland is becoming a driving force for the European economy. This is also acknowledged by our economic partner - Germany." Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Germany's trade with Poland and the remaining Visegrad Group (V4) states, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, increased to EUR 300 bln last year, Poland's share is estimated at EUR 123.4 bln, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday.

The prime minister is taking part in an extraordinary EU summit devoted to the bloc's 2021-2027 budget in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.

After the meeting between European Council President Charles Michel and V4 representatives, Morawiecki wrote on Facebook that "Poland is becoming a driving force for the European economy. This is also acknowledged by our economic partner - Germany. German trade with Poland and other countries of the Visegrad Group (...) has risen to over EUR 300 billion over the past year!"

He added that Poland accounted for EUR 123.4 bln of the turnover, up by 4.2 percent year on year.

"Thanks to this, our economy has overtaken Great Britain and is already the 6th largest trading partner of Germany. All this was achieved primarily due to the incredible diligence and creativity of Poles!" Morawiecki wrote.