In 2017, Poland was the fourth largest supplier of Christmas ornaments in the world, having sold holiday products worth $66.3 billion abroad. This was a 93 percent y/y increase, according to a report compiled by Akcenta.
Christmas products included: ornaments, trees, and tree stands, but excluding candles and electronic lighting sets.
“Christmas products are such an important and unique product that they have their own separate category in commercial statistics. Therefore, we also know how big it is to trade them around the world. And that’s not a small business, because the value of exports of this type of goods last year reached up to $5.2 billion,” said the director of the Polish branch of Akcenta Radoslaw Jarema.
“Looking back, before the year 2017, the Polish export of Christmas goods was very stable. A huge jump last year was unique. Is this a sign of a strong strengthening of Poland’s position in trade in this type of goods in the world? Such jumps can be a result of a one-time contract or result from re-export of a large order,” Jerema added.
The largest recipient of Christmas decorations from Poland is Germany which bought 40 percent of the exported goods, followed by the US which was responsible for over a quarter of sales. Third was Russia.
China is the global leader having sold $4.2 billion worth of Christmas products.