FDI Inflow To Poland Remains Strong
Despite the economic crisis, Poland has a chance to achieve in 2012 similar level of FDI inflow in comparison with previous year (around 11 billion EUR). Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency noticed an 6% increase of FDI compared with 2011.
In the past year Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency has successfully finished 53 projects with a total value of EUR 1,236.34 million, which is around 6% more than in 2011. Thanks to these investments in the following years 9,996 jobs will be created. Among the completed projects the majority of investors are from USA (15 projects), then Japan (7 projects), Germany (6 projects), and UK (5 projects). The main sectors of investments are BPO (19) and automotive (18).
Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency is currently working on 155 investments with a total value of nearly 5 billion EUR, which could create 28,715 jobs. Recently the agency closed another 2 projects and acquired another 8 investors. The most common country of origin of the investors are USA – 47 projects could be worth EUR 836.45 million and create 7,351 jobs. On the second place – German investors ( 18 projects, EUR 642.3 million, 3,719 jobs), then UK and China (13 projects each) and France (7 projects).
Most investments represent the BPO sector (29 projects, EUR 32 million, 7,078 jobs), automotive (24 investments, EUR 1,96 billion, 8,038 jobs), R&D (15 projects), engineering (11 projects) and ICT (10 projects).