Poland Retail Food Guide 2022
Poland is Central and Eastern Europe’s largest market for food and beverage products. With a population of nearly 38 million people, Poland is a growing and viable market for U.S. food and agricultural products. Over 373,000 stores operate in Poland. In 2021 Poland’s real GDP growth reached 5.9 percent. Due primarily to the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, real GDP growth is expected to slow down to 3.9 percent in 2022. Sanctions implemented by the EU and Poland on Russia and Belarus contributed to a sharp rise in inflation to 7.4 percent overall driven by energy/fuel and food prices. Poland’s total 2021 imports of food and agricultural products were valued at over $34 billion, with U.S. imports accounting for $566 million. U.S. products with strong sales potential include fish and seafood, distilled spirits, wine, tree nuts, dried fruit, and innovative food ingredient products.