Global plastic production 1950-2021

Annual production of plastics worldwide from 1950 to 2021

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Release date

December 2022



Survey time period

1950 to 2021

Supplementary notes

Figures are estimates
Including plastics production from polymerisation and production of mechanically recycled plastics Polymers that are not used in the conversion of plastic parts and products (i.e. for textiles, adhesives, sealants, coatings, etc.) are not included.
Figures prior to 2018 were taken from earlier editions of the annual report.

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