Barbara Szejgiec

Poland on maps

Spatial differentiation of Polish export linkages

Barbara Szejgiec, Tomasz Komornicki

Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 1, pp. 173-178 | Full text

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The study presents a brief review of Polish regions’ participation in the global economy in 2011 based on exportlinkages at the local level (LAU 1). It identifies both the key actors in the globalisation processes withinthe country and the types of territories that share common trends in geographic and product export structures.The paper deals with a delimitation of areas of export concentration. A total of 23 areas have been identifiedaccounting for nearly 60% of Polish exports. Both the economic strength of the regions as reflected in theirrespective figures and the long-established position of industry in the national economy resulted in a widerange of areas discussed here.

Keywords: export linkages, geographic and export product diversification, areas of export concentration, geography of trade in Poland

Barbara Szejgiec [], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Tomasz Komornicki [], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland