In the initial half of 2023, Poland registered an impressive foreign trade surplus amounting to In the first half of 2023, Poland marked a commendable achievement in its foreign trade, recording a surplus of around EUR 6.6 billion, a significant figure highlighted by the country’s official statistics office. During this period, from January right through to June, the total value of Polish exports touched EUR 176.4 billion. In comparison, the import figures settled at EUR 169.8 billion, as detailed by the state-affiliated Statistics Poland (GUS). Analyzing the growth patterns, Poland’s exports over these six months expanded by 4.9 percent in euro value when set against the same period in 2022. In contrast, the imports displayed a contraction, reducing by 4.3 percent on a year-to-year basis. The primary trade partners during this span provided insights into Poland’s international economic relations. While Germany, the Czech Republic, and France stood out as the leading export markets, the import front was dominated by Germany, China, and Italy. To draw a historical comparison, the previous year, 2022, saw Poland closing its books with a trade deficit nearing EUR 20 billion. If we dissect the entire year, the exports summed up to a significant EUR 346.2 billion, while the import data revealed a figure of EUR 366.2 billion.