1 zloty (Zl) = 100 groszy. 1 dollar is worth about 4.3 ZL (June 2001). The zloty has denominations of 1 zl, 2zl, and 5zl which are coins, and 10zl, 20zl, 50zl, 100zl, 200zl, which are notes. Other currencies are freely convertible at banks or at currency exchanges ( called Kantor in Poland).
Machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles
Exports - commodities
Manufactured goods, chemicals 57%, machinery and equipment 21%, food and live animals 12%, mineral fuels 7%, other 3%
Imports - commodities
Manufactured goods, chemical 43%, machinery and equipment 36%, mineral fuels 9%, food and live animals 8%, other 4%
8.2 million (1996)
Underdeveloped and outdated system; government aims to have 10 million telephones in service by 2000; the process of partial privatization of the state-owned telephone monopoly (Telekomunikacja) has begun.
Radio broadcast stations
AM 27, FM 75, shortwave 1 (1994 est.)
9.9 million registered (1996)
Television broadcast stations
9.4 million registered (1996)