Housing construction drops in May – GUS

In May, the number of dwellings in which construction has started dropped y/y by 5.9 percent to 20,536, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (GUS), year-to-date it grew by 9.3 percent. Moreover, the number of dwellings completed decreased by 12.3 percent y/y to 11,958, while Y...

Employment and wages grow in May – GUS

According to data released by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), the average employment in companies in May grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year, while the wages grew by 7 percent y/y. In month-to-month terms, employment remained unchanged, while salaries increased by 3 percent. The average sa...

Locked content Number of toursists using accommodation grows – GUS

The number of tourists using accommodation in Poland in January-April grew by over 7 percent y/y, Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported. There were around 8.7 million tourists compared to 8.1 million in the same period of 2017. In January-April, GUS registered  6.9 million domestic touris...

Locked content GUS: Inflation expected below 1.5% at end of 2018

Consumer inflation in May was at 1.7 percent y/y, in line with the expectations of Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS). In the following months, it may be even higher, exceeding 2 percent y/y.  But at the end of the year it may be below 1.5 percent y/y, analysts said. The main reasons for inflat...

Foreign trade deficit reaches €0.7 bln at end-April– GUS

In the first four months of 2018, Polish exports amounted to €70 billion, while imports amounted to €70.7 billion. The trade deficit reached €0.7 billion. In comparison to the corresponding period of 2017, exports increased by 5 percent and imports by 7.9 percent, data from Poland’s Central St...

Housing permits, construction up in Q1 – GUS

In Q1, the number of dwellings on which construction has started grew by 8.5 percent y/y to 47,978, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (GUS). Moreover, the number of dwellings completed increased by 10.6 percent y/y to 44,797.

Vacancies grew in Q1 – GUS

There were 152.4k vacancies in Poland at end-Q1, which is 28.3 percent y/y growth, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported.

Locked content Economic poverty fell to 4.3% in 2017 – GUS

In 2017 extreme poverty rate was down at 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points compared to 2016, according to the results from Central Statistical Office (GUS) data. The situation improved in particular in rural areas. It is highly probable that the factors that contributed most to the im...

Locked content GUS: Polish mothers are better educated

Over half of Polish women (51.7 percent) who became mothers in 2017 had higher education compared to only 6.1 percent in 1990, Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported. Only 6.1 percent of women who gave birth in 2017 had lower secondary, basic or incomplete education. The age of Pol...