Polish agri-food exports up 7 pct in 2020

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Exports of Polish agricultural and food products rose by 7 percent year on year in 2020, according to a state-owned agricultural agency.

“The total value of exports of agri-food products in 2020 was EUR 34 billion,” said the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) quoting Finance Ministry data.

“The export growth was bolstered by very positive sales in the Q1 and H2 2020 as well as by the favourable exchange rates of the Polish zloty towards the euro and the US dollar,” the agency added.

Poland's imports of agri-food products also increased by 4.9 percent to EUR 22.3 billion.

“The resulting trade surplus rose by 11.4 percent in 2020 year on year and reached EUR 11.7 billion,” KOWR said.

Last year, food and agricultural products made up 14.3 percent of Poland's total exports, having increased their share from 13.3 percent in 2019.