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Millions worth of fireworks to go up in smoke as Poles prepare to ring in 2018

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Grzegorz Siwicki 31.12.2017 08:59
Some PLN 520 million (EUR 125 million, USD 149 million) worth of fireworks will go up in smoke in Poland this New Year's Eve, according to a report.
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This includes funds spent by both private citizens and public authorities preparing to stage fireworks displays across the country, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported.

Most of the fireworks and firecrackers available in Polish stores come from China, and some of them carry price tags of under PLN 10 (EUR 2.40, USD 2.90), the paper said.

Despite campaigns encouraging people to stop using fireworks on New Year's Eve, the market for “pyrotechnic products” in Poland has grown by about 10 percent over the past two years, according to experts cited by Rzeczpospolita.

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Source: Rzeczpospolita

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