What do the numbers tell us for Poland-China traffic in 2022?

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Following the war in Ukraine and the diversification of Silk Road routes, the Silk Road volumes have presented stagnation, with growth rates for the first half of 2022 dropping substantially. Poland-China traffic is not excepted from the downward trend since volume numbers in both directions are not the same as they used to be.

Poland was and continues to be a vital gateway for Eurasian traffic. Nevertheless, 2022 is not as positive as in previous years. prepared an infographic with all the information you need concerning the China-Europe and China-Poland traffic.

A look at the charts shows that for China-Europe traffic in the first half of 2022, freight train trips witnessed a 2 per cent increase, while the amount of TEUs carried rose by 2,6 per cent. Even though the Silk Road keeps growing, the growth rates are way lower compared to the previous years.

You can download the infographic here, or by just clicking on the icon below.

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As for Poland-China traffic, for the first half of 2022, eastbound volumes in TEUs decreased by 49,28 per cent, with the overall transported tons decreasing by 66,73 per cent. On the other hand, westbound volumes in TEUs saw a 14,18 per cent decrease, with the overall tons dropping just by 2,82 per cent.

RailFreight Summit Poland

Of course, the Eurasian volumes of Poland, along with many other topics, will be discussed in this year’s RailFreight Summit Poland, taking place in Warsaw on 7 & 8 September.

Do you want to better understand the impact of war on a supply chain? The current status of the New Silk Road? Or the state of the rail network in the Eastern European country in general? Then all you have to do is visit us in Warsaw and attend the lustrum event, acquire more knowledge and broaden your network. Are you interested? Then you can take a look at the event’s programme here and register here.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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