Border traffic and expenses made by foreigners in Poland and by Poles abroad in the 3rd quarter of 2020

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In the 3rd quarter of 2020, there was a decrease in border traffic compared to the corresponding period of the previous year – of foreigners by 38.5%, of Poles by 34.1%.

The values of goods and services purchased in this period by foreigners in Poland and goods and services purchased by Poles abroad were lower than in the third quarter of 2019 by 46.6% and 42.6%, respectively.

The number of crossings of the Polish border amounted to 56.2 million people, of which 31.2 million were foreigners and 25.0 million Poles. In the total number of crossings of the border, foreigners (non-residents) accounted for 55.5%, and Poles (residents) - 44.5%. Border traffic (from Poland and to Poland) was lower by 32.5 million compared to the same period of the previous year. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of crossings was higher by 94.8% (foreigners by 87.1%, and Poles by 105.3%).

In the third quarter of 2020, 87.5% of all crossings concerned the land border of Poland with the European Union (EU) countries; 7.8% the border at airports; 3.7% the external land border of the European Union and 1.0% the sea border.