Poland

In-depth country-focused analysis on Poland's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Poland's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Poland, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Poland's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Poland before your competitors.

Poland Country Risk

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Core Views The export-driven recovery we have anticipated in Poland is now in motion, and we are now turning increasingly positive towards the country's domestic demand outlook. We expect a robust...

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Poland Industry Coverage (24)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We see the most growth potential for Poland's livestock sector owing to increased export potential to the EU and Asia. The livestock industry in the country is relatively price-...

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Autos

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In 2014, BMI forecasts total vehicle sales in Poland to increase 6.7%, to some 376,711 units. This comes on the back of a forecasted 7% increase in passenger car sales and 5.1% increase in the...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Poland 's consumer electronics market is expected to have increase d in value by 6.1 % in 2013 as vendors target ed the first time buyer and upgrade/replacement markets. There...

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Defence & Security

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BMI expects Poland to spend US$10.9bn on defence in 2014, and this should increase to US$13.6bn by 2018. Despite the high levels which Poland has spent on defence during the 2010-2014 timeframe, and...

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Food & Drink

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The past year and a half or so was challenging for the Polish consumer. Following a sustained boom that lasted even through the 2008-2009 period, when nearly all of Europe grinded to a halt, real GDP...

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Freight Transport

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Recovery Will Be Slow And Protracted Although we continue to predict a recovery in the Polish economy, it looks a rather long, drawn-out affair and we have reduced our growth forecasts since our...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The Polish IT market has relatively strong medium term potential , with household spending on communications and consumer electronics set to soar . However , we have maintained...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : We believe the current weakness in Poland's construction sector will persist over 2014 as the road building debacle continues to weigh on productivity, capacity and investor...

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Insurance

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BMI View : Poland remains the key market in Central and Eastern Europe. Both of the major segments are substantial by most yardsticks. The market is open to major foreign companies, whose interest...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Polish medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 8 .1% over the 2013-2018 period, due to the strengthening of the economy, and subsequently, medical...

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Metals

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The economic recovery in Poland continues to gather momentum, with leading and coincident indicators - particularly retail sales and wage growth - pointing towards improvements in domestic demand in...

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Mining

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Growth in the Polish mining sector will be modest and predominantly driven by increased coal output. Copper output will struggle as falling copper ore grades and weak prices are set to weigh on...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: While shale gas exploration has thus far presented a mixed picture, there have been positive below and above-ground developments in recent months. However, w hile Poland could see its...

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Petrochemicals

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Poland's polymers market is set to begin its recovery in 2014, but there are concerns that local producers will not ultimately benefit unless they scale up capacities and reduce costs. BMI's latest...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The Polish national health insurer has updated its reimbursement list, with a mix of positive and negative developments. Generic drugmakers are expected to feel further pricing...

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Power

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BMI View: The controversial decision to appoint Poland to host UN climate change talks has served to highlight the huge gulf between those countries in Europe that hope to b enefit from the...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Poland remains one of the stronger real estate sectors in the CEE region, however, wider economic concerns have caught up with the sector over the past few years, which have limited...

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Renewables

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BMI View: Poland continues to struggle with the implementation of its Renewable Energy Law, with the most recent version outlining plans to shift to a competitive bidding system. Although, there...

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Retail

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BMI View: Poland's retail sector is expected to experience robust, if unspectacular, growth over our forecast period to 2018. We are forecasting household expenditure to increase by 29.9% in local...

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Shipping

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Strengthening Recovery On The Cards In 2014 BMI is slightly more optimistic about the Polish economy, relative to our last quarterly shipping report. We now estimate 2013 GDP growth at 1.4% (...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Poland is one of the largest telecoms markets in CEE , with vibrant competition across all market segments. This has benefited consumers through service innovation and lower prices,...

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Tourism

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BMI View: W e believe Poland's tourism industry has not escaped the impact of the prevailing economic uncertainty in Europe. However, Poland offers are great deal of investment potential to...

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Water

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BMI View: The driving force behind the continuing improvement and upgrade of Poland's water sector is the need to meet the EU regulations on environmental competency. The country, therefore, is...

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