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Value of new FDI projects at PAIiIZ up 6% in 2012


In 2012 the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) assisted to completion a total of 53 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth a total of €1.24bn, which represents an increase of 6% compared with 2011. The projects are expected to bring 9,996 new jobs.

About a third of the projects finalised by the Agency in 2012 (19) were in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, followed by automotive (17),

The country of origin with the highest number of completed projects was the United States (15), followed by Japan (7), Germany (6) and Great Britain (5).

At present the PAIiIZ is working on 155 projects worth nearly €5bn and with the potential to bring 28,715 jobs. Of this, 47 are from US investors (€836m, 7,351 jobs), followed by Germany (18, €642m, 3,719) and Great Britain and China (13 projects each).

Again, BPO is the strongest represented sector by volume of projects (29), followed by automotive (24), research and development (15), machinery (11) and ICT (10). The automotive sector heads the list for investment value (€1.96bn, compared with €32m for BPO) and jobs (8,038 to BPO’s 7,078).

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