For the first time in history, the number of apartments purchased in Poland by foreigners has exceeded 10000, according to the data from the gethome.pl website. The percentage of Ukrainians investing in the Polish housing market is growing every year.
In 2021, foreigners bought 10,621 apartments in Poland – by 43 percent more than a year earlier and at the same time by 25 percent more than in 2019, the best in this respect so far. Nominal increase amounted to 32000. and 21000 premises.
Ukrainians are buying the most
The share of Ukrainians in the Polish real estate market has been growing successively for the past seven years. In 2021, they bought 4,423 premises – by 52 percent more than in 2020 and less than 42 percent more than in 2019.
Apartments bought in Poland in 2021 by Ukrainian citizens accounted for approx. 42 percent. all whose buyers were foreigners. A year earlier, the share of Ukrainian citizens in transactions carried out by foreigners was 39%, and in 2019 it was less than 37%.
Compared to 2020, the number of transactions made by Belarusian citizens increased even more. A year ago, they bought 729 flats in Poland – by 56 percent. more than in 2020
Russians buying 35.4 percent more
The activity of Russians on the Polish market increased by 35.4 percent during that time. and closed on 363 purchased apartments in 2021.
In 2021, Ukrainian citizens bought apartments with a total area of 244.9 thousand square metres. sq m, which means that they had an average of 55.4 sq m.
The apartments bought by the Russians in Poland in 2021 in 2021 were slightly larger (an average of 55.9 sq m), while the dwellings bought by Belarusians had an average of 52 sq m. In terms of the total area of apartments bought, the Germans (59,400 sq m) were ahead of the Belarusians and Russians.
Every fourth apartment in Warsaw
Warsaw is still the most popular and more and more often chosen city by foreigners. In 2021, foreigners bought 2,541 apartments in the capital – by 49 percent more than in 2020 and at the same time 23.9 percent from among all flats owned by foreigners. Apartments purchased by citizens of other countries were also exceeded in Kraków (1,116 flats and +14.2% y / y) and Wrocław (1054 flats and + 33.9% y / y).
The activity of foreigners is developing more dynamically in the housing market in Gdańsk. Although still nominally the capital of the province.
Pomeranian Voivodeship is left behind in the group of the six largest Polish cities (in 2021, foreigners bought 230 apartments there), the increase compared to 2020 amounted to almost 67% there.
Last year was also record-breaking on the commercial premises market. In 2021, foreigners bought 2,542 such real estate in Poland – by 27 percent more than in 2020 and by 2.3 percent. more than the best 2019 in this respect so far.