Polish companies are increasingly willing to enter foreign markets

Polish companies are increasingly eager to enter foreign markets.

In 2022, the value of Polish investments abroad increased significantly, and our companies are definitely most willing to invest in Europe.

In 2022, the value of Polish foreign investments amounted to PLN 130.5 billion – according to the report “Direction: East. Current trends and attractive directions of foreign expansion in the face of geopolitical turmoil” prepared by PFR TFI and PwC Polska in cooperation with KUKE.

The result from last year is PLN 20.8 billion higher than in 2021. As much as 86.9% of all Polish foreign investments are concentrated in Europe, and the most attractive investment destinations are the Czech Republic, Romania and Ukraine. Among markets outside Europe, the most attractive are Japan, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. Piotr Kuba from the investment board of PFR TFI indicated that the rapidly growing Asian markets are a good direction of expansion, as they are characterized by high resistance to economic and geopolitical turmoil and high business potential.

The new reality means changes in the balance of power in the global economy and growing protectionism. Apart from geopolitical turmoil, the FDI market is currently influenced by, among others: energy transformation and digital transformation

– said Paweł Oleszczuk, deputy director of PwC Polska.

The PFR TFI and PwC Polska report also indicated that 41% of entrepreneurs investing abroad want to expand their business in the next 3 years, while 55% of surveyed companies indicate geographic diversification and risk reduction as the main benefits of direct investments abroad. At the same time, as many as 90% of Polish companies indicate geopolitical risk and a suitably large sales market as key factors in the analysis of a potential location for investment.