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Plastics use APAC 1990-2019, by country or subregion

Estimated plastics usage volume in OECD and non-OECD Asia-Pacific from 1990 to 2019, by country or subregion

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Release date

February 2022


Asia, Australia and Oceania, APAC

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Pre-2015 data was extrapolated from 2015 data using the global evolution of plastic use.
Plastic use values are based on the sum of primary and secondary plastic use which were estimated as follows:
Primary plastics use was estimated using regional consumption data; secondary plastics use was estimated using recycling rates and recycling loss rates.

OECD Asia includes Japan and Korea.
OECD Oceania includes Australia and New Zealand.
'Other Asia' includes non-OECD countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

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