In 2015, Polish exports to Germany, which is its main trading partner, totalled 48.7 billion euros. Exports to Russia, however, were worth 5.1 billion euros, according to a report by Poland’s Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP).
The Association said that the head of the Russian Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Monitoring even said that Polish losses of exports reach USD 800 billion, which is the value of Polish exports over several years.
Cezary Kaźmierczak, chairman of the ZPP, said: “If we analyze the value of Polish exports in 2015, we will see that there can be no question of losing large, even gigantic markets to the east of Poland because they simply do not exist.”
He added that the Czech Republic is a much more important export market for Poland than Russia.