Thermoplastic Resins: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US thermoplastic resin demand and production in pounds. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: high-density polyethylene (HDPE); linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE); low-density polyethylene (LDPE); polypropylene (PP); polyvinyl chloride (PVC); polyethylene terephthalate (PET); polystyrene (PS); and other thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), and bioplastics.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

Reported quantities of thermoplastic resins are limited to neat resin excluding additives or fillers. For the purposes of this report, "thermoplastics" and "thermoplastic resins" are used interchangeably. Re-exports of thermoplastic resins are excluded from demand 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
325991 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Mfg
326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Mfg
326122 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Mfg
326140 Polystyrene Foam Product Mfg
424610 Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers

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