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Renovation and construction materials

Construction is undoubtedly Poland’s export specialty. In 2019, the value of exports of construction industry products in Poland amounted to € 8.3 billion. More than 83% of exported products go to the European Union countries, the largest customers are Germany and France. The main products of the industry in exports include paints, paving slabs, structures and parts of structures made of cast iron or steel, articles made of cement or concrete, tiles, wall tiles and others. Poland’s main partners in this industry, in terms of the value of exported goods, are Germany, France and the United Kingdom. In 2021, exports of the industry accounted for 4.2% of Polish goods exports.

The quality of Polish construction products is systematically improving, the positive trend is noticeable in the case of most products. The increase in the quality of construction products is mainly due to continuous research of products available on the market. One of the outstanding sectors of the Polish construction industry is the cement industry. It employs almost 4 thousand people in 13 modern plants. Cement production is growing every year, in 2019 almost 19 million tons of this product were produced, which is about 10% of the EU production share.

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Industry definition

The industry includes the following CN codes: 2520 to 2523, 2618 to 2620, 2715, 3208 to 3210, 3917, 3918, 3922, 3925, 4418, 4814, 6801, 6802, 6806, 6809, 6810, 6901 to 6907, 6910, 7322 to 7324, 7610, 8302, 8481, 9406.

These include, among others, gypsum, quicklime, slaked lime, hydraulic lime, cement, slag, bituminous mixtures, paints and varnishes, pipes, tubes and hoses, plastic sanitary ware, building carpentry and joinery, bricks, tiles, blocks and other ceramic products, building bricks, roofing tiles, pipes, gutters, central heating radiators, table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel, fixtures, fittings and similar articles of base metal and other.

Value of industry exports from Poland [EUR]

8 899,81 M Increase of 8% to 2017
9 270,52 M Increase of 4% to 2018
9 513,75 M Increase of 3% to 2019
11 720,55 M Increase of 23% to 2020
source: Eurostat, Comext

Useful contacts

Logo Polskiej Izby Gospodarczej Rusztowań z napisem

Polish Economic Chamber of Scaffolding

ul. Tadeusza Czackiego 3/5 00-043 Warszawa

Polish Cement Association

ul. Lubelska 29/4/5, 30-003 Kraków

Modern Buildings Association

al. Niepodległości 18, 02-653 Warszawa


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