According to data from greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets, the number of FDI projects in Poland has risen by 3% in the first half of 2012, when compared to the same period in 2011. This bucks the global trend, with the number of FDI projects globally declining by 23% over the same period.

In the first half of 2012, US-based companies were the top investors in Poland accounting for almost 25% of all FDI projects in the country. Companies based in eastern Europe accounted for 8% of FDI projects in Poland in the first half of 2012, which is an increase from the same period in 2011, when FDI from eastern Europe accounted for 2% of all projects in the country.

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Warsaw was the top Polish destination city for FDI in both the first half of 2011 and 2012, accounting for more than 20% of all FDI projects in the country in both periods. Krakow, Wroclaw, Katowice and Poznan made up the top five Polish destination cities for FDI projects in the first half of 2012. Katowice attracted double the number of FDI projects in the first half of 2012, when compared to the same period in 2011.