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Plastic material production worldwide by region 2017

Distribution of global plastic materials production in 2017, by region*

by M. Garside, last edited Apr 1, 2019
Plastic material production worldwide by region 2017 This statistic depicts the distribution in plastics materials production worldwide in 2017, by region. In that year, the NAFTA countries had a total share of approximately 18 percent of the global production. The total worldwide production of plastics in 2017 amounted to some 348 million metric tons. Plastics are used in almost every segment of life - from everyday life to industrial applications. Plastics have displaced many traditional materials, such as wood, stone, horn and bone, leather, paper, metal, glass, and ceramic.
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Distribution of global plastic materials production in 2017, by region*

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