Overview of the Chemical Industry in Poland and How to Buy Chemicals?

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Brief Introduction of Poland


  • Capital of Poland is Warsaw
  • It has a population of 37,965,475 million.
  • The total area is 312,685 km2.
  • The official language of Poland is Polish
  • The currency is Zloty (PLN)

 Economic Statistics of Poland

Poland is the 12th largest economy in Europe and 24th in the world. It has a GDP of $595.858 billion.

Economy Breakdown

  • Agriculture 2.15%
  • Industry 28.83%
  • Services 56.9%

Main Industries of Poland

The largest industries of Poland are:

  • Machine Building
  • Iron and Steel
  • Coal Mining
  • Chemicals
  • Shipbuilding
  • Food Processing
  • Glass
  • Beverages
  • Textiles

Poland’s Main Import Partners

  • Germany 25.4%
  • China 82%
  • Italy 5.44%
  • Netherlands 4.79%
  • Russia 4.32%

Poland’s Main Export Partners

  • Germany 26.7%
  • Czechia 6.01%
  • United Kingdom 5.99%
  • France 5.76%
  • Italy 4.64%

Chemical Use in Poland


Given the economic growth of Poland, it is an attractive country for chemical trade. Poland’s chemical industry is diverse and includes chemicals for:

  • Mining
  • Food Processing
  • Textiles

Coal Mining in Poland.


Mining is the biggest industry of Poland. The efficiency and effectiveness of the mining industry is largely dependent upon chemicals. The right chemicals are very important for mining because they ensure effective extraction, processing, and refining of minerals.

Food Processing

Poland’s food processing industry is huge. In the food processing industries chemicals are extensively used. They are used as preservatives to protect and preserve food products from spoilage. Chemicals are also used as additives to add and enhance the flavour of foods products. They are also used as artificial colorants to add colour to food products. They are also used to maintain a clean, fresh, and shiny appearance of foodstuffs. Moreover, chemicals are also used for the packaging of foods.


Textile industry is one of the largest in Poland. The use of chemicals in textiles is quite common and also necessary. Various chemicals are used in the different processes of textile industries. Chemicals are used for dyeing, cleaning, and processing the textiles. Furthermore, chemicals such as textile softeners, wetting agents, wax removing agents, textile sizing chemicals etc. are used in the textile industries. They are used to enhance the texture and overall appearance of textiles.

Seaports and Trading Hubs of the Country


Poland is accessible by both land and sea. For international trading, the main seaports are:

  • Port of Gdańsk
  • Port of Gdynia
  • Port of Szczecin
  • Port of Świnoujście

Port of Gdańsk, Poland.

For importing the goods, Camachem uses the largest port, the Port of Gdańsk.

What Chemicals does Poland Import?


According to the latest trade data, Poland imported around $363.58 million in inorganic chemicals and $5.67 billion in organic chemicals. The imports include chemicals such as:

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) is one of the key chemicals that we export to Poland.

Calcium Hypochlorite is one of the key chemicals that we export to Poland.

Calcium Carbonate is one of the key chemicals that we export to Poland.

What Regulations are there on Importing Chemicals to the Country?


In order to import chemicals to Poland the requirements are:

  • Separate rules and regulations are applied to specific products when trading in the European Union. This is known as Integrated Tariff of the European Communities.
  • An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is necessary.
  • Poland Customs Department, under the National Revenue Administration which is further administered by Ministry of Finance, is the department that is responsible for collecting customs duties, executing decrees issued by the ministries of the country and other governmental institutions, controlling illegal trade and facilitating legal trade.
  • An Entry Summary Declaration is required to be filled and submitted electronically to the Customs Department before the import of goods.
  • The importer can also declare the goods by submitting the Single Administrative Document to Poland Customs.
  • Further required documents for import are based on the trade agreements and policies of the Poland government.

Why should Poland Import Chemicals?


Availability – The local chemical industry produces a less amount of chemicals and some customers require large amounts of chemicals in an efficient way. It is highly in demand by various top level industries. Due to the immense increase in the demand of chemicals, it is important for Poland to import it in order to meet the needs of the country.

High Chemical Cost – Due to the high domestic competition and high costs of production, the local prices of chemicals are much more than those in the world market. So chemicals are budget friendly if bought from the international market. Poland spent about $24.9 billion on chemicals in 2019.

Chemical Quality – While many of the international chemical suppliers are well known for their good quality products, some small local producers can have poor chemical quality. Local chemical suppliers do not have good reputations and are generally not trusted because of the bad quality of their products. Hence, in order to get good quality products that meet customer’s high standards, internationally acclaimed suppliers are the best option.

Where can I Buy Chemicals for Poland?


Camachem has been exporting chemicals to clients in Poland. If you are looking to import chemicals in bulk and achieve cost-savings, then look no further because Camachem provides superior quality products at reasonable costs. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation.

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