Polish PVC window and door producers managed to increase their export sales by a robust 20 percent in 2014 to some 600 million euros ($651.2 million). In total, local manufacturers exported 7.6 million windows and doors last year, according to data released by local market research firm Centrum Analiz Branzowych (CAB).
In 2013, Poland's PVC window and door exports totaled about 500 million euros ($542.8 million). More than 30 percent of last year's export sales were to Western European countries, with Germany dominating the exports, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Belgium, according to the figures from CAB.
Among the top 10 export markets, the only countries where Polish window and door sales were lower in 2014 than a year earlier were the Czech Republic and Denmark.
Over the past ten years, since Poland joined the European Union, Poland's PVC window and door producers have largely re-oriented themselves toward export sales. From 2004 to 2014, the country's manufacturers increased their exports ninefold from 65 million euros ($70.5 million) to last year's 600 million euros.
With Poland's window and door output totaling 19.95 million in 2014, export sales have a 38 percent share of the country's aggregate production, as indicated by data from the market research firm.
Some of Poland's leading PVC window and door producers include Drutex, Krispol, M&S PFO and Pozbud.