73rd International Atlantic Economic Conference

March 28 - 31, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

The movement of raw materials and products in the Polish dairy industry

Friday, 30 March 2012: 5:50 PM
Slawomir Poplawski, M.Sc. , Department of Economics, Jan Kochanowski University, Branch in Piotrków Trybunalski, Faculty of Social Science, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
Jacek Jarczynski , Jan Kochanowski University, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
Country’s economic growth is closely related to transport and its infrastructure. Transformation processes of Polish economy after 1989, EU membership and market facilitation determine priority treatment of transport in Poland.  Integration processes in European Union and globalization of the world economy impose actions in the field of creation, modernization and maintaining high level of different modes of transport and storage of goods. It concerns especially Polish economy which has to catch up for arrears in investment and implementing modern technologies in transport and storage modes.

The main objective of the research paper was functioning of transport, with focus on road and rail transport as well as development conditions. Economic integration, competition, innovativeness and EU market force Polish entrepreneurs and economy to undertake rapid modernisation of transport and its infrastructure also storage and forwarding. Investigating the matter, special attention was paid to: modes, development directions, service market as wells as conditions concerning transport and storage and infrastructure of transport. The analysis was prepared on the basis of empirical data of Central Statistical Office (CSO), press publications and specialist literature.

Key words: transport, characteristics and functions of transport, modes of transport, transport system, transport infrastructure, conditions and development directions, the process of integration of UE transport, storage.