WARSAW: More than half of all Polish homes now have a personal computer and the value of online business has soared 67% to 4.5 billion zlotys ($18bn; €12bn; £8.7bn) since 2006, according to the country's central statistics service GUS.

Latest data show that 54% of households have at least one PC, versus 45% last year. Online access is available in 41% of all homes, while broadband is available to 30% of households.

Most new internet connections are now broadband, according to the report, which also says around 4.6 million Poles shopped online during 2006, or 16% of the population, up from 12% last year.

Data sourced from warsawvoice.pl; additional content by WARC staff