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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 3.4 3.2
Consumer Prices 2.3 2.3
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Republic of Poland and the IMF
Updated July 17, 2017

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July 05, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Poland: Strong Institutions a Must For Steady Growth
Poland has been growing steadily over the past years. However, some policies of the new government have dented investor sentiment and could slow down growth, according to the IMF.
January 13, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Broadens Financial Surveillance
The IMF has revamped its methodology to determine which countries are required to go under the financial microscope on a regular basis and added four new ones to the list: Poland, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. This brings to 29 the total number of countries to undergo mandatory financial sector assessments.
January 18, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Poland Renews IMF Credit Line for $33.8 Billion
The IMF’s Executive Board has approved the renewal of Poland’s Flexible Credit Line (FCL) for two years. The amount of the new FCL, which the authorities intend to treat as precautionary, will be for about $33.8 billion.
July 05, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Strong Polish Economy Faces Risks, Needs to Remain Flexible
The Polish economy has, on average, performed better than peers throughout the crisis despite the challenging environment in Europe, the IMF says in its annual report on the state of the economy. This reflects very strong fundamentals, sound policies, and confidence in the economy.
February 03, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Poland Continues As Bright Spot in Region
Poland was granted a precautionary loan under the IMF's Flexible Credit Line in 2010, but hasn't needed to draw on the funds. How has Poland managed to weather the global crisis with some of the highest growth rates in Europe?
September 22, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Experts on Call: Global Crisis Boosts Demand for IMF Know-how
The global economic crisis has intensified demand for IMF support on the ground, especially from crisis countries. As a result, besides its financial assistance, the IMF is sending more experts and trainers into the field to help countries recover from the current crisis and to strengthen institutions.
March 26, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Poland: European Success Story but Challenges Ahead
The IMF expects Poland to post a growth rate of 2¾ percent in 2010, increasing to more than 3 percent in 2011. But upcoming elections are likely to provide a challenging backdrop to policies, IMF mission chief for Poland Poul Thomsen tells IMF Survey online
March 26, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Difficult Choices Ahead for Europe's Policymakers
The IMF's Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to Europe this week to visit Poland and Romania, as the world economy emerges from the crisis and the European Union is faced with a host of new challenges.
December 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Multi-Speed Recovery Seen for Europe
As 2009 draws to a close, IMF European Department Director Marek Belka says that what is striking about Europe is how differently countries fared during the global crisis. These different points of departure will also make for a multi-speed recovery, Belka argues.
December 04, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Reforms Should Follow Stabilization in EU's New Members
European Union countries in central and eastern Europe worst hit by the global financial crisis have successfully stabilized their economies and now should focus on reforms to put them back on the road to convergence with other EU members.
August 13, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Poland: Bright Spot in Recession-Hit Europe
Compared with its neighbors, Poland is expected to experience a mild recession, helped by resilient consumption growth and limited exposure to world trade’s decline. In its regular review of the Polish economy, the IMF expects a modest recovery in 2010, if the global economy recovers too.
May 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Provides Poland $20.6 Billion Credit Line
The IMF’s Executive Board approves a one-year credit line for Poland of $20.6 billion to help it weather the global economic crisis. Poland is the second country to access the FCL, offered to strongly performing economies with a record of effective policy adjustments.
April 14, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Poland Seeks $20.5 Billion Credit Line From IMF
Poland becomes the second country to seek access to a new IMF credit line for strongly performing economies to buttress them against the global economic crisis. Prime Minister Donald Tusk says the country is interested in a one-year precautionary arrangement under the IMF’s Flexible Credit Line for $20.5 billion.
January 14, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Helping Counter Crisis Fallout in Emerging Europe
The financial crisis has hit Europe hard. In an interview, IMF European Department head Marek Belka talks about Europe's prospects for recovery and the principles that guide the Fund as it seeks to help Europe's emerging economies counter the fallout of the crisis.