New Opportunities in East European Home Textile Markets. J oanna Choromańska Promedia www.promedia.biz.pl. Is Pol a n d an interes ting Mark e t for the Exporte rs from India ?. Where were we? Where are we?. UE UE 01-05-2004. Poland.
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New Opportunities in East European Home Textile Markets
Is Polandan interesting Market forthe Exporters from India?
Where were we? Where are we?
Poland has become a bridge between the EU and Eastern Europe and has started acting a leading role in the group
of new EU members
Polandis the sixth largest country in the EU
External trade turnover in general
and by countries I-IX 2006
The situation at the property market determines the housewares market
In Poland there are 11,7 mln flats which is a big market for housewares sector
In 2005 there were 114066 flats built
On average there are 3,2 people sharing a flat in Poland (like in Spain),
In comparison to Germany - there are 2,2 people living in a flat
The property market is developing dynamically
Average income per person
Poles earn more every year
Poland’s Retail Landscape
Hiper- and supermarkets
Retail chain stores
with decorative articles
Main countries to purchase from:
Who is your Partner?
Where do Polish importers find the suppliers?
- foreign fairs in Europe (Heimtextil)
organized once a year
- exhibiton space – 25 thous m2 (both with Furniture fair)
Number of exhibitors 140 from 11 countries
sectors – decorative articles for home, textiles, lighting, ceramics, glass, furniture, etc.
Organized once a year
Next edition: 27-29 March 2007
- numbers of exhibitors 100
- sector: upholstery fabrics
Polish Business Etiquette
Proper Business Formalities
In general Polish business formalities are the same as Western - European ones.
Foreign capital is beneficial for Polish
-60% of Poles agrees,
The number of companies with foreign capital is constantly growing.2003 – 15 3712004 – 15 816Which is around 1/3 (one third) of all the registered companies.
At the end of 2005 at the list of largest investors in Poland there were 1081 companies from 37 countries including:
Who do Poles like?
Thank you for your attention
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