Polish agri-food exports up year on year in ten months – The First News
Exports of Polish agricultural and food products grew 6.7% year-on-year in the first ten months of 2021, according to the National Agricultural Support Center (KOWR), overseen by the Ministry of Agriculture.
“The total value of agri-food exports in January-October 2021 was 30.5 billion euros,” KOWR wrote in a statement Tuesday.
“Export growth results from the lifting of restrictions in international trade after the lockdown in the first half of 2021, the growing business activity of Polish entrepreneurs, a high level of readiness of Polish companies to operate during the coronavirus pandemic and a high demand for Polish Cuisine, ”KOWR added.
More than 72% of food export revenue came from sales to EU countries, which in the first ten months of 2021 totaled 22 billion euros, up 8% year on year.
Germany ranked first on the list of Polish food importers (€ 7.6 billion). It was followed by the Netherlands and France (1.8 billion euros each).
Sales of meat and meat products dominated Poland’s food exports during the January-October period, reaching 5.7 billion euros, up 6%.
At the same time, Polish imports of agri-food products increased 5.7% year-on-year to reach 20 billion euros.
The resulting trade surplus amounted to € 10.5 billion.