Providers and users of logistics services in Poland remain optimistic about the prospects for the industry in the near future, according to the Poland Logistics Confidence Index 2017 report prepared by commercial real estate services firm CBRE and warehouse and industrial space developer Panattoni Europe in cooperation with research agency Analytiqa. The first study of its kind in the Polish market, the analysis focuses on confidence levels in the logistics sector and is based on the survey of over 50 market leaders including the CEOs, managing directors and other senior executives of major companies.
According to the report, the overall logistics and supply chain confidence index stands at 60.7, which puts Poland ahead of Ireland (60.4) and the UK (56.7) where similar surveys have been conducted. As many as 64% of the respondents said that Poland has a competitive advantage over the other EU countries when it comes to investment opportunities. The majority of those surveyed expect their turnover and profits to grow. Asked about potential challenges to their business in the next twelve months, the respondents pointed to the limited availability of human resources and the difficulty in securing appropriate new locations.