Ukrainians are spending more and more money in Poland. From April to June, Ukrainians spent PLN 1.76 billion in Poland. This is almost PLN 300 million more than a year earlier.
According to the Central Statistical Office, from April to June, Ukrainians spent PLN 1.76 billion in Poland. This is almost PLN 300 million more than a year earlier and as much as PLN 1.1 billion more than in 2021. They also spent more of them than in the first quarter of this year. The economy earns a lot from Ukrainian citizens, but perhaps we are reaching the maximum.
The spending of Ukrainians in Poland is growing
However, Ukrainian citizens spend less in Polish stores and services than before the pandemic. In the years 2014-2019, within half a year it was on average PLN 3.4 billion, and currently – PLN 3.2 billion. They spend money first on non-food items, followed by services. In third place is grocery shopping.
Gazeta Wyborcza in Warsaw notes that after adding inflation, it turns out that the value of the money spent is much lower than a few years ago. People from Ukraine have less money than their compatriots a few years ago or send it abroad more often. “Back then, they were often relatively well-paid construction workers, today – because the refugees are mainly women with children – their share in this market is decreasing,” “GW” sums up.
Is there a chance that these expenses will continue to increase in the future?
– Now we see an upward trend. However, it is difficult to estimate for now whether this trend will continue, because we see a decreasing supply of workers from Ukraine in Poland, commented Krzysztof Inglot, founder of the Personnel Service labor market agency.