Polystyrene: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 US polystyrene resin demand and shipments in pounds and demand in nominal US dollars at the producer level. Total demand in pounds is segmented by form in terms of: crystal (solid), rubber-modified, and expanded. Total demand in pounds is also segmented by market as follows: consumer and institutional; packaging; building products; electrical and electronic; and other markets such as furniture and furnishings, industrial machinery, and transportation.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Recycled polystyrene resin is excluded from the scope of this report. Re-exports of polystyrene resin are excluded from demand and trade figures.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
325211 Plastics Material and Resin Mfg
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Mfg
326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Mfg
326140 Polystyrene Foam Product Mfg
424610 Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers

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