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May 2018

 

Poland: Fact Sheet

General

Official Name

Republic of Poland

Capital

Warsaw (Population: 1.76 million, December 2017)

Area

3,12,679 square kilometres

Currency

Zloty(PLN) [1 USD = 3.58 PLN] May 2018

GDP(2016)

US$ 510 billion (2017)

GDP Growth Rate

2017 forecast 3.8%

Unemployment

4.8% for 2017

GDP Per Capita

US$ 29,300[2017]*

Forest Cover

30.6%

CO2 emissions

296 million Mt

Tourist Arrivals

17.5 million (2016); Germany (6.01 million), Ukraine (1.19 million) Outbound tourists from Poland - 10.9 Million (2016); mostly to Germany (2.1 million), Italy (0.9 million) & USA (0.8 million)

Population

38.48 million (2018) # (Ranked 35th in the world)

Age Profile

Median age 40.7 years, 25.5% below 24 years, 16.9 above 65 years

Life expectancy

Average life expectancy : Men, 73.9 years; Women, 81.8 years (2017)

Languages

Polish (98.2%)

Ethnic groups

Polish 96.91%; Silesian 1.1%; German 0.2% and Ukrainian 0.1%.

Religion

Catholic 87.2%, Orthodox 1.3% and Protestant (0.4%), unspecified – 10.8%

Internet Penetration

73.3% of the population are internet users (2016)

Mobile phones

In 2016, there were 138 mobile phones for 100 inhabitants

Urbanisation

60.5%(23,135,249 people in 2017)

Exports

US$ 228.2 billion (2017) [Polish official Trade Statistics]

Imports

US$ 227.8 billion(2017) [Polish official Trade Statistics]

Main Trade Partners

Germany, UK, Czech Republic, France and Italy

Political

Political Structure

Parliamentary Republic

Major Political Parties

Law and Justice Party(PiS),
The Civic Platform(PO)
Kukiz’15 (opposition)
Modern Party (Nowoczesna)
Polish People’s Party (PSL)

Head of State

Mr AndrzejDuda

Head of Government

Mr Mateusz Morawiecki

 

India’s Exports

US$ 2.424 billion (2017) [Polish official Trade Statistics]

India’s Imports

US$ 0.736 billion (2017) [Polish official Trade Statistics]

Indian Investments in Poland

US$ 3 billion, including US1 billion by Arcelor Mittal [ArcelorMittal, Videocon, Escorts, Strides Arcolab, Ranbaxy, EsselPropack, KPIT Cummins, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, HCL Technologies Ltd, HCL Technologies, Infosys and Wipro, Jindal Stainless, Berger Paints India, UFLEX and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.]

Polish Investments in India

US$ 600 million [TorunskieZakladyMaterialowOpatrunkowych (TZMO) in Dindigul (manufacturing hygiene and sanitary products), Can-Pack Poland in Aurangabad (manufacturing metal packaging), Geofizyka Torun. Famur Group, and Ekolog (waste to energy)]

Indian Community

7500 [3000 PIO’s ; 2000 NRI’s ; 2500 Students]