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The Polish automotive industry is breaking records. Such results have not yet been in history

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Last year, the domestic auto industry set new records, both in terms of sales volume and export value. However, this is not only due to the revival in the industry, since for the first time in many years the factor of inflation has appeared.

A detailed report on the results of the automotive industry in Poland was published by AutomotiveSuppliers.pl. As we read, in 2022, the sold production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers for the first time exceeded PLN 200 billion and amounted to PLN 203.3 billion. This is 14.9 percent. more than a year earlier. “Despite a difficult start to the year and lower sales in the first quarter as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the entire year ended in double-digit growth. In the fourth quarter alone, the volume of products sold was about 25 percent higher than last year, says Rafał Orłowski, partner at AutomotiveSuppliers.pl.

Employment rate

The number of jobs in the automotive industry in 2022 remained virtually unchanged. According to the results of the first quarter, the average employment in factories for the production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers, as well as parts and accessories, employing more than 9 people, amounted to 196.8 thousand people. People. The same thing happened a quarter later. At the end of 2022, the average employment was 196.6 thousand people. – Compared to the end of 2021, there was a decrease of 1.7 percent. However, it is worth noting that the downward trend has been halted, as the average employment has remained at the same level as at the end of the third quarter, emphasizes Rafal Orlowski.

Export results

In 2022, the value of automotive industry exports from Poland amounted to more than 39.7 billion euros. It’s not just 21.56 percent. more than the previous year, but it’s also a new record. – In the first months of last year, especially in March and April, the export results were worse than in the corresponding period of 2021, the AutomotiveSuppliers.pl expert notes. “It was directly related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the interruption of supply chains and the shutdown of many factories in the European Union. However, from May until the end of last year, there was an unstoppable upward trend with the highest annual growth in August (+59%), October (+56.9%) and September (+52.2%). Interestingly, for the first time in many years, growth occurred in all 14 analyzed groups of automotive products, notes Rafal Orlowski.

Germany at the forefront of partners

Germany remains Poland’s most important export partner (35.5%). Exports to our western neighbor were 24.4% higher than last year. higher than in 2021. The following places were taken by: France (7.9% of the total, +29.0%), Czech Republic (6.6%, +35.1%) and Italy (6.0%, 13.2%). In the top ten sales markets, a decrease was recorded only in one case (7th place, Belgium -5.0%).

Parts and accessories

In 2022, the status quo was maintained – spare parts and accessories are still the most important export group. Last year, components were delivered to foreign markets, the value of which exceeded a record 14.29 billion euros. Compared to 2021, the growth was 18.7 percent. Parts and accessories accounted for 36.0 percent. total exports of the automotive sector from Poland. Compared to the previous year, the share of spare parts decreased by 0.9 p.p. Germany remains the largest partner (32.3% of the total, +21.6%). The following markets were: Czech Republic (10.1% of the total, +21.5%), Slovakia (7.5%, +18.24%) and France (6.1%, +53.0%) percentage) .

lithium-ion batteries

2022 was another year of strong growth in Li-ion battery exports. It increased by 25.5 percent. (from 6.56 billion euros to 8.48 billion euros), which is a new record for this product category. More than half of the export value of this type of battery comes from buyers in Germany (50.3%). Over the past year, demand in this market has grown 10 times (+1032%). Other important markets were Mexico (13.15%, +195,634.0%) and France (8.5%, +681.2%).

Source: AutomotiveSuppliers

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