United States plastic industry

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Statista dossier on the U.S. plastic industry

This dossier offers some of the most interesting facts relating to the plastics industry in the United States, including information about both thermosets and thermoplastics. The dossier begins with some global plastics industry figures for greater context, then expands into chapters on the following topics: a U.S. production overview, U.S. production figures of selected key plastics, trade and investment figures, and sales. Finally, this dossier finishes with industry forecast figures.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Global plastic production 1950-2018

    • Plastic material production worldwide by region 2018

  • 2. U.S. production overview
    • Total U.S. resin production 2008-2018

    • U.S. and Canada plastic production by resin 2018

    • U.S. chemicals and plastics production by type 2018

    • U.S. plastic resin production compound growth rate 1978-2018

    • U.S. and Canada distribution of plastic production by end-use 2018

    • U.S. plastic bottle production distribution by resin 2017

  • 3. Key plastics U.S. production
    • U.S. polyethylene production volume 1990-2018

    • U.S. LDPE production volume 1990-2018

    • U.S. HDPE production volume 1990-2018

    • U.S. PVC production volume 1990-2018

    • U.S. polypropylene production volume 1990-2018

    • U.S. polystyrene production volume 1990-2018

  • 4. Trade and investments
    • U.S. export volume of plastic scrap by select country 2017

    • U.S. plastics industry investment announcements by category 2018

    • U.S. plastic materials & products expansions economic impact of shale gas 2018

  • 5. Sales
    • Total U.S. thermoplastic resin sales 2008-2018

    • Total U.S. thermoplastic resin sales by major market 2010-2018

    • U.S. distribution of thermoplastic resin sales by major markets 2018

    • U.S. distribution of thermoplastic resin sales by material 2018

    • U.S. plastic sales and captive use by resin 2018

    • Plastic resin shipments value in the U.S. 2004-2018

    • U.S. plastic compounding market revenue 2014-2026

    • U.S. plastic compounding market revenue forecast by product 2019-2026

    • Distribution of plastic resin sales and captive use in the U.S. by material 2018

    • U.S. plastic resin sales and captive use compound growth rate 1978-2018

  • 6. Outlook
    • U.S. forecast market value of plastic compounds 2019-2025

    • U.S. forecast market value of plastic compounds by product 2019-2025

    • U.S. forecast market share of plastics products 2019-2025

    • U.S. biodegradable plastic market value 2014-2025

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