Exports of Polish agricultural and food products grew by 19.5 percent year on year between January and April 2022, reaching a value of EUR 14.0 billion, the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) has told PAP.
An increased demand for Polish goods and services has been the main growth engine for Poland's exports in April, according to a government think-tank expert.
The United States will build temporary silos for storing Ukrainian grain in areas bordering Ukraine, including in Poland, as a way to facilitate grain exports and prevent a global food crisis, Joe Biden, the US president, has said.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, did not rule out his country joining the fight against global famine if Ukrainian agricultural exports continued to be blocked by Russia.
Exports of Polish agricultural and food products grew by 16.2 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2022, reaching a value of EUR 10.2 billion, the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) has told PAP.
Poland will only be able to transport 1 million-2 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain a month, not the 4 million-5 million tonnes needed, apparently, to ward off global food insecurity, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday.
Ukrainian grain exports could be routed through Poland as an alternative to the Black Sea, Poland’s agriculture minister said on Monday.
Tougher sanctions on Russia and Polish aid for Ukraine's grain exports dominated talks between Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal, in Kraków, southern Poland, on Saturday.
The war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia will result in a further increase in inflation, but in 2023 the Polish economy may enter a period of stagflation, the head of the state-owned Polish Development Fund (PFR) has said.
The Polish furniture sector has managed to defy the coronavirus pandemic recession with export sales reaching EUR 13 billion last year.