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NBP: FDI totalled €13.6bn in 2011


In 2011 foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into Poland amounted to nearly €13.6bn, which represented an increase of 29.5% compared with the year before, according to official figures published by the National Bank of Poland (NBP) on 30 October.

Of the total amount, €1.7bn was invested through equity purchases, €4.8bn through reinvested profits, and €7.1bn through other forms of investment (mainly loans).

The biggest source of FDI was Luxembourg, with investments worth €4.5bn, followed by Spain (€4.3bn), Germany (€3.6bn) and Sweden (€2.6bn).

The financial services sector attracted the biggest chunk of FDI last year (€3.5bn), followed by professional, scientific and technical activities (a category that covers holding companies; €2.5bn) and construction (€2.2bn).

This year’s FDI inflows have been significantly lower. According to NBP data, in January-August they amounted to €925m.

FDI inflows into Poland (? bn), 2004-2011 and January-August 2012

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