Since its return to democracy, Poland has stood out as one of the most successful and open examples of the transition from a partially state-capitalist market economy to a primarily privately owned market economy.

The Polish economy is currently undergoing an economic progress: witness of this development is the Warsaw Stock Exchange (Gielda Papierów Wartoœciowych w Warszawie SA) that is the largest stock exchange in Central and Eastern Europe.

The main index is the WIG 20.

The Warszawski Indeks Gieldowy is based on the value of a portfolio of the 20 largest and most liquid companies from the main market. The WIG20 index is a price index, which excludes dividends and subscription rights.