In 2017, Scotland sold £395 million worth of exports to Poland. This is 1.2% of Scotland’s total international exports. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Poland increased by an average of 6.5% each year.

An image of Poland outlined on a map

The benefits of selling to Poland

The World Bank rates Poland as the 33rd easiest country in the world to do business with.

Poland’s a good place to export to because it:

  • sits in the centre of Europe
  • has a lot of people and businesses to sell to
  • has a highly educated work force

It’s also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:

  • it could create opportunities to export to other places in central and eastern Europe
  • English is widely spoken
  • it has a strong and growing economy

What we could sell more of

A Trading Nation uses evidence to work out what Scotland could sell more of.

In Poland, the key sectors where Scotland could sell more are:

  • chemical sciences
  • manufacturing of computer, electronic and optical equipment
  • food
  • mining support
  • research
  • business support
  • engineering
  • machinery and equipment

An infographic of top opportunities in Poland

Help with exporting in Poland

Scottish Development International offices

Scottish Development International can help businesses exporting to Poland from their office in Dusseldorf in Germany.

They have 4 members of staff who are focussed on:

  • energy
  • science and technology
  • industries that produce consumer goods

GlobalScot

The GlobalScot network has 3 experts in Poland covering:

  • financial services
  • construction

We’re going to expand the GlobalScot network in Poland.

Trade Envoys

Martyn O’Reilly is the Scottish Government’s Trade Envoy based in Poland. He can help:

  • connect businesses in Scotland and Poland
  • provide market intelligence
  • raise awareness of opportunities

Department for International Trade

You can contact the Department for International Trade team in Poland to find opportunities for doing business there.

British Polish Chamber of Commerce

The British Polish Chamber of Commerce can offer members:

  • business support
  • advice
  • introductions

They have offices in Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków and Sevenoaks.

You can find more help with exporting.

You can also find more information on exporting to Poland in A Trading Nation.