Market Insight Pomerania
POLAND KEY FACTS
Area: 312.700 sq m
Population: 38.5 m.
4th biggest emerging market (Bloomberg, 2018)
Top CEE destination (EY's Attractiveness Survey Europe, 2017)
335 investment projects (FDI Intelligence, 2017)
1st place in terms of total jobs created in Europe - approx. 87K (FDI Intelligence, 2017)
2nd in the EU in terms of investment costs (FDI Intelligence, 2017)
Economic growth: 4,6%
GDP Value: USD 467.3 bn
POMERANIA KEY FACTS
Area: 18.293 sq m
Population: 2.32 m.
1st place in terms of economic growth in Poland
4th 'Best performing City' in 2012-2017 by Milken Institute
FDI Inflows in 2017
13 projects carried out
3,000 new job places declared by investors
Investors representing 11 countries (majority Scandinavian origin)
Pomerania has a unique logistic potential resulting primarily from its excellent geographic location. The region is situated at the intersection of the two pan-European Networks connecting Western Europe with the Baltic States and Scandinavian countries with the Adriatic.
The growing network of expressways and motorways at the regional and national level is of a great importance for the local economy. Recent developments co-founded by the EU funds not only connected Pomeranian seaports with the region, but they also connected the region itself p&h other parts of the country. Undoubtedly, these projects have boosted Pomeranian attractiveness from the real estate perspective.
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is the second regional airport in Poland. Last year the passengers traffic amounted to 4.6 million and the target volume for 2020 is 7.5 million passengers. Gdansk airport offers direct flights to sixty different destinations and the network of the connections is constantly growing. Recently introduced direct flights include Vienna, Kharkiv, Lviv and Tromso. Among all Polish airports, Gdansk offers the biggest offer of flight connections with the Scandinavian countries.
Pomerania stands out from all the other regions due to the coastal location and presence of two seaports. The two Pomeranian ports (Port of Gdansk and Port of Gdynia) can handle all kinds of cargo and unlike Russian ports remain tide- and ice-free all year round. In 2017 both ports kept their record high transshipments for the fourth year in a row. Total volume of the cargo transshipped stood at 62 million tones. Container handling is undoubtedly the key driver of the growth. The main contributor to this result was DCT Gdansk (Deepwater Container Terminal). Once launching the direct calls from Asia, the terminal has become a port hub for CEE region inhabited by nearly 100 million citizens. Growing global trade, progressive process of containerization and expected economic growth in CEE (the fastest growing region in Europe) will enhance container business in the next decade.