Poland’s 2017 GDP growth of 4.6 pct

Poland’s economy expanded 4.6 percent in 2017, its fastest pace since 2011. The rate of gross domestic product (GDP) growth was slightly above analysts’ forecast of 4.5 percent and substantially faster than the 2.9 percent of 2016. Stronger economic activity in Poland’s neighbours and the EU have also helped Poland. Economic growth in Germany, Poland’s top exports market, hit a six-year high in 2017. Household consumption strongest in nearly a decade. But some economists and policymakers say wage pressures are a concern.