As many as 98 percent of foreign investors in Poland would invest here again - shows the results of the 8th edition of the survey conducted by PAIiIZ in cooperation with the consulting firm Grant Thornton and global bank HSBC.
Investors who participated in the survey were asked to assess Poland as a place to do business. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means "very bad" and 5 - "very good", investors evaluated Poland at the average of 3.7 points. This is the best result since 2007, when comparable data are available.
Poland is appreciated the most by investors from Switzerland (on average 4 points), followed by Denmark, France and the Netherlands (3.8 points). Big companies, employing more than 250 people and medium-sized (50-249 people) assess Poland's slightly better (respectively 3.83 and 3.81 points) than smaller investors.
The authors of the study defined 26 factors that affect the most on investment attractiveness of the country. In the investors’ opinion, the greatest asset of Poland as a place to do business is economic and political stability and a large domestic market what make Poland as a "self-sufficiency" country. Investors also highly appreciated the competence of Polish employees. “The deep-rooted in Poles business spirit, business skills of employees and stable development of the country are the magnet for numerous multinational companies” commented the president of PAIiIZ Sławomir Majman.
The lowest rated area is the administrative dimension of doing business in Poland - extensive and unclear bureaucratic procedures related to eg. economic judiciary, taxes or obtaining a license. However even these positions are evaluated for about 2.5 - 3 points, which is close to the middle of the scale.
Compared to the previous edition of the survey, the assessment of the quality of Polish transport infrastructure has improved the most. Eight years ago, it was one of the worst evaluated factors (average 1.6 points), and now is close to the average.
The survey on investment climate in Poland was conducted between 28 September and 16 October 2015 using questionnaire among 100 foreign investors representing 21 countries from different parts of the world.