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Investment outlays up by 4.4% y-o-y in Q1-Q3 2012


2012-11-27



Large and medium-sized companies employing 50 or more people reported investment outlays of just under PLN 66.3bn (approx. €15.7bn) in the first three quarters of 2012, which in real terms translates into an increase of 4.4% compared with the same period of 2011, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

Expenditures on machinery, technical equipment and tools – the largest category representing over 48% of the total – rose 3.5% compared with Q1-Q3 2011. Outlays on buildings and structures (nearly 40% of the total) grew by 10.3% y-o-y. By contrast, investments in transport equipment (11.4%) slumped by 9.3% y-o-y.

Of the main sectors of the economy (for which GUS reports data in nominal terms), the largest increases in investment outlays occurred in mining-quarrying (up by 28.7% y-o-y), followed by trade and repair of motor vehicles (up by 12.7% y-o-y), transportation and storage (up by 12.3% y-o-y), accommodation and catering (up by 9.3% y-o-y), water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (up by 8.7% y-o-y) and information and communication (up by 7.8% y-o-y). In the manufacturing sector outlays increased by 6.3% y-o-y. On the other hand, in the construction sector investment outlays slumped by 16.5% y-o-y, in real estate activities by 16.1% y-o-y, and in administrative and support service activities by 9.8% y-o-y.

As for the country’s manufacturing sub-sectors, particularly strong increases were noted e.g. in the manufacture of other transport equipment (up by 75.2% y-o-y), in electrical equipment (up by 63.3% y-o-y) or in wearing apparel (up by 55.2% y-o-y). In machinery and equipment outlays went up by 28% y-o-y, in beverages by 27.6% y-o-y, in other non-metallic mineral products by 27.3% y-o-y, and in printing and reproduction of recorded media by 22.2% y-o-y. Double-digit increases were also noted in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products (up by 17.8% y-o-y), wood, cork, straw and wicker products (up by 12.4% y-o-y), and chemicals and chemical products (up by 10% y-o-y). By contrast, in the manufacture of leather and related products investment outlays tumbled by 34.2% y-o-y, in computer, electronic and optical products they slumped by 32.6% y-o-y, in basic metals by 23.3% y-o-y, in paper and paper products by 22.4% y-o-y, in pharmaceuticals they were down by 12% y-o-y, and in coke and refined petroleum products by 11.2% y-o-y.

Investment outlays in Poland, by key sectors, Q1-Q3 2012
Note: data from enterprises employing 50 or more people
* real change
** nominal change
GUS, 2012
Value
(PLN bn)
Y-o-y change
Total66.34.4%*
Industry 40.1 7.7%**
- mining and quarrying 4.8 28.7%**
- manufacturing 21.6 6.3%**
- electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 10.8 2.7%**
- water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2.9 8.7%**
Construction 1.8 -16.5%**
Trade; repair of motor vehicles 6.6 12.7%**
Transportation and storage 7.4 12.3%**
Accommodation and catering 0.6 9.3%**
Information and communication 3.9 7.8%**
Real estate activities 0.9 -16.1%**
Administrative and support service activities 3.4 -9.8%**

Investment outlays in manufacturing in Poland, by sub-sectors (y-o-y nominal change, %), Q1-Q3 2012



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