The Polish economy grew by 3.1 percent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2020 after a 3.9 percent growth in the third quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said in a flash estimate on Friday.
A total of 227,440 work permits were issued to foreigners in Poland during the second half of 2019, up from 217,300 in the first six month of the year, the Family, Labour and Social Policy Ministry reported on Friday.
Prices of consumer goods and services increased by 4.4 percent year on year in January 2020 and by 0.9 percent month on month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.
In connection with the coronavirus outbreak, Polish national airline PLL LOT has again extended its suspension of flights to the Chinese capital, Beijing, this time until March 28, LOT spokesman Michał Czernicki told PAP on Thursday.
Latest stats show that exports reached 1.137 trillion złoty last year, a jump of 6.6% compared to 2018.
Solar energy is now the fastest growing renewable energy source in Poland, and with costs continuously falling the future looks bright.
The value of Poland's agri-food exports in 2019 reached an unprecedented level of EUR 31.4 billion, which was 5.8 percent higher than in 2018, according to data that has been published by the National Support Centre for Agricultural (KOWR).
Poland's PKO BP Capital Group formed around Poland's biggest state-owned bank closed 2019 with profits at PLN 4,03 billion (EUR 950 million), the highest in the bank's history. PKO BP also raised its client pool to 10.9 million, including 4.2 million online users.
The south-Polish Katowice Special Economic Zone has already attracted 11 new projects this year whose total value is PLN 500 mln (EUR 117 mln), the zone's CEO, Janusz Michalek, told PAP on Wednesday.
Poland's working-day adjusted industrial production rose by 1.3 percent year on year in December 2019, after growing 5.6 percent year on year in November, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, reported on Wednesday.