The criteria for being named a hidden champion on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s list included that the companies had to have been operating for at least 5 years, had less than $1 billion in revenue and held the 1st or 2nd position globally or in the regional market.
Last year, the EU member states bought 533 aeroplanes of 15 tonnes or more from non-EU countries to a total value of EUR 21.9 billion, with Ireland in first place for imports followed by Poland and the UK, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, has reported.
Within the next 20 years, developments in technology will cause nearly two million jobs to disappear and three million to be transformed, said Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz during Thursday's presentation of the 'Roads to Industry 4.0' report.
With Poland battling a labour shortage that has left firms struggling to find workers the pool of untapped labour could prove to be a serious asset.
With female unemployment falling, Poland is one of the world’s best countries for women employees says PwC.
Three out of four companies owned or co-owned by British investors are planning to increase employment and investment outlays in Poland, according to a report on Polish-UK economic relations, prepared by consulting firm Deloitte.
The average Pole wastes 247kg of food a year, putting Poland in fifth place in Europe, where the average is 173kg per capita, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has reported. The most commonly wasted foods in Poland are bread, fruit and smoked meats.
The report by the country’s Central Statistical Office looks at major social and demographic figures, from household size to internet use.
Eighty nine percent of Poles in a CBOS survey said Poland was a safe country to live in, 8 percent believed the opposite, 3 percent could not say.
Poles are living longer and healthier, with average life expectancy being 84.6, a 10 year increase on 2017.