Global cumulative production of plastic 1950-2050

This statistic displays the total production volume of plastic worldwide from 1950 to 2017, and a forecast figure for 2050. In 2017, cumulative global plastic production reached 8.3 billion metric tons. This figure is expected to increase to 34 billion metric tons by 2050.

Cumulative plastic production volume worldwide from 1950 to 2050

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Release date

July 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1950 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

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