Poland is a member state of the European Union and also a member of the Schengen area. The population of Poland is about 38 million. Poland has a long tradition in manufacturing industry. Production Industries -sector covers about 25% of the Polish economy. The size of the Polish economy is the sixth biggest in the EU. The economic growth in Poland has been strong throughout the recent years. The GDP has doubled in ten years. The economic growth is based on sensible politics, EU structural fund support, low labor cost and depreciation of Polish currency, Zloty. The production industry main export items are machinery and vehicles, that produce about 40% of total export value. About 80% of the Polish export is directed to EU zone.