The more serious Polish press report today a ranking of inward investment published by fDi Magazine. In 2014 inward investment into Poland totalled 6 billion US$. In terms of numer of investments Poland raked 5th in Europe.
In terms of country of origin 909 investments came from the UK, 378 from Germany, 252 from Spain and 237 from France.
German mittelstand businesses have always invested in Poland. It is a pleasure to see however that UK owner managed businesses are beginning to come to Poland. The high ranking of Spanish investment is probably on the back of Santander having acquired some years ago BZWBK from AIB.
The 6 billion invested into Poland has to be seen as part of an on going move of production eastwards and the growth of the Polish domestic consumer market.