Perc Pineda, PhD Chief Economist, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) of the U.S.

Exclusively for the 27th Fakuma - U.S. Plastics Market Update

This report provides an update of the U.S. plastics market since the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the COVID-19 recession in the U.S. This report was prepared exclusively for the 27th Fakuma International trade fair for plastics processing in conjunction with the release of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) annual flagship publication – Global Trends – which can be accessed here.Companies interested in a thorough analysis of U.S. plastics trade—from resin, plastics products, machinery, molds for plastics, to other products with plastic content—will find the Global Trends report indispensable. For those who want to crack the U.S. plastics market, the report and its accompanying dataset provide U.S. plastics imports by the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedlue codes.

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Global Trends: The outlook of the U.S. plastics market remains positive as strong demand in plastics’ end-markets are expected to continue. Supply chain issues along with low labor supply, however, are headwinds for the U.S. plastics industry.