Locked content Almost 600,000 foreigners pay ZUS contributions

The number of foreigners insured by the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) increased in Poland at the end of the third quarter of 2018 to 596,160 from 422,992 at the end of the third quarter of 2017, ZUS said on Tuesday. At the end of the second quarter, the number of foreigners in the ZUS system am...

Locked content Foreigners spent PLN 21 bln in Poland in H1

Foreign nationals spent some PLN 21.1 billion in H1 in Poland on goods and services, data from the Central Statistics Office (GUS) showed. In comparison, Poles spent PLN 9.3 billion during their visits abroad. Both figures represent 3.9 and 4.9 percent increase y/y respectively. In Q2 alone, foreign...

Locked content 39% of companies employ from outside EU

In Poland 39 percent of companies employ workers from outside of the European Union, Association For Legal Intervention reported. Medium companies employ the biggest number of foreigners (65 percent)  followed by the small companies (48 percent). One-fourth of the companies employing workers from ou...

Foreigners spent PLN 41.5 bln in Poland last year – GUS

Foreign nationals spent some PLN 41.5 billion last year in Poland on goods and services, data from the Central Statistics Office (GUS) showed. In comparison, Poles spent PLN 20.1 billion during their visits abroad. Both figures represent 6.2 and 6.1 percent increase y/y respectively.

Locked content Foreigners spent PLN 11.7 bln on shopping in Poland in Q3

Foreigners spent PLN 11.7 billion on purchases in Poland, up by 7.7 percent y/y, Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS) said. In q/q terms, the figure went up by 7.3 percent. At the same time, Poles spent PLN 6.8 billion abroad, which was 6.5 percent higher y/y and 41.7 percent increase q/q…...

Locked content Foreigners spent PLN 10.9 bln on shopping in Poland in Q2

Foreigners spent PLN 10.9 billion on purchases in Poland, up by 5.5 percent y/y, Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS) said. In q/q terms, the figure went up by 16.8 percent. Out of this number, 83 percent was spent on non-food products, 13 percent on food and alcoholic beverages, and 4 percent o...

Locked content Defense ministry wants to gather information on foreigners in Poland

Polish defense ministry asked the local authorities in Zachodniopomorskie voivodship to provide information on foreigners living there. According to the ministry this is a “standard procedure.” Deputy Defense Minister Michał Dworczyk argued that “It’s a natural thing, taking into consideration...

Locked content Foreigners bought 3.2k ha land in 2016

According to data released by the interior ministry, foreigners bought 3,185 hectares of Polish land last year, compared to 460 ha purchased in 2015. Out of that number, 575.89 hectares was agricultural and woodland grounds. Germans and Dutch were amongst the nations who purchased the most land. Add...

Locked content Foreign citizens spent PLN 11 bln in Poland in Q3 – GUS

Foreign citizens purchased goods and services in Poland worth PLN 10.9 billion over the third quarter of the year, while Poles spent PLN 6.4 billion abroad during the same period, statistics office GUS stated. Foreigners’ spendings in the corresponding period of 2015 were 3.1 percent higher. However...

Locked content Growing numbers of foreign tourists are choosing Poland

In the peak tourist season this year, July and August, nearly 1.5 million foreign tourists visited Poland, buying close to 3.7 million overnight stays – an increase of 6.4 percent and 10 percent respectively compared to the same period in 2015. Moreover, 2016 is the seventh year in a row that Poland...