• Short Summary

    POLAND, IN COMMON WITH SEVERAL OTHER EAST EUROPEAN NATIONS, IS GOING THROUGH A POST-WAR INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE BENEFITS OF WHICH THE POLES ARE NOW BEGINNING TO FEEL.

  • Description

    POLAND, IN COMMON WITH SEVERAL OTHER EAST EUROPEAN NATIONS, IS GOING THROUGH A POST-WAR INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE BENEFITS OF WHICH THE POLES ARE NOW BEGINNING TO FEEL. FOR CENTURIES POLAND WAS LARGELY AN AGRARIAN SOCIETY, BUT IN TWENTY YEARS SHE HAS BEEN REBUILT INTO A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL POWER IN EASTERN EUROPE.

    THE POLES ARE EXPLOITING THEIR VALUABLE NATURAL RESOURCES TO INCREASE TRADE. EXPORTS ARE NOW WORTH MORE THAN 9,000-MILLION ZLOTYS (APPROXIMATELY GBP900-MILLION STERLING) A YEAR. TWO-THIRDS OF POLAND'S TRADE IS WITH THE COMMUNIST BLOC, BUT TRADE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNIST NATIONS HAS BEEN STEADILY INCREASING.

    THE UPSWING IN TRADE AND RESULTING PRODUCTIVITY HAS BROUGHT A GENERAL RISE IN THE STANDARDS OF LIVING OF THE POLISH PEOPLE. MORE AND MORE IMPORTED AND LUXURY ITEMS ARE BEING DISPLAYED IN POLISH SHOPS, ALTHOUGH BY GENERAL STANDARDS THEY ARE STILL HIGHLY PRICED.

    PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMMES ALSO REFLECT THE GROWING BUOYANCY OF THE POLISH ECONOMY; RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS ARE ATTENDING UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTES; IN MOST MAJOR CITIES THERE ARE EXTENSIVE RE-HOUSING PROJECTS, INVOLVING SCORES OF HUGE APARTMENT BUILDINGS.

    POLAND'S MAJOR EXPORTS ARE MACHINERY, HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND RAW MATERIALS. BUT TWO INDUSTRIES THAT ARE VITAL TO HER PRESENT ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT ARE CHEMICALS - POLAND IS THE SECOND LARGEST CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER IN EASTERN EUROPE - AND SHIP BUILDING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88N3H86HKJK07XDJU09KN2KEJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA88N3H86HKJK07XDJU09KN2KEJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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