EU-Mercosur - a boost for jobs and exports in Poland

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Poland already export a wide range of goods and services to Mercosur.

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

1,191 The number of Polish companies that export to Mercosur.

63% The share of Polish companies exporting to Mercosur that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

29,000 The number of jobs in Poland that EU exports to Mercosur help support.

855,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Mercosur help support.


Exports and Imports

Poland and Mercosur already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will give it a big boost.

11th Mercosur is Poland's 11th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€ 597m The value of Polish exports to Mercosur.

€ 1.6bn The value of Polish imports from Mercosur.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2016 (latest available year). Statistics on firms exporting to Argentina and Brazil, which account for 95% of exports to MERCOSUR countries
  • Jobs: WIOD database, 2011. The jobs figures are underestimates as they refer only to EU exports to Brazil. Estimates for all Mercosur countries are not available.
  • Exports and Imports: Eurostat. Goods and services figures based on latest available data (2017).
    Trade partner ranking is based on goods only.