Poland is the largest vodka producer in the European Union – in 2017 the value of the export of vodka, produced in our country, exceeded EUR 200 million. The total of taxes, which annually supply the domestic spirits industry, amounts to around PLN 12.6 bn. The average annual expenditure of the spirit industry on the purchase of goods and services amounts to nearly PLN 3 billion. This transfers to, for example, agriculture, as up to 50,000 tonnes of potatoes and around 750,000 tonnes of cereals are purchased for production needs. They come mainly from Polish suppliers – 135 companies registered according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. As much as 98% of which are medium, small and micro-enterprises. The industry also has a significant impact on the labour market – about 100,000 jobs directly or indirectly related to it. One industrial job generates 14 more jobs in the supply chain.
Rynki Alkoholowe 12/2018