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Plastic sales and captive use in the United States in 2015, by resin (in millions of pounds)

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Sales and captive use in millions of pounds
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This statistic displays the total plastic sales and captive use in the United States in 2015, by resin. In that year, the total plastic sales and captive use across all types of resins in the U.S. amounted to 112.2 billion pounds.
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Release date
2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
Supplementary notes
* Not reported, included in the "other thermosets" category, which also includes polyurethanes (TDI, MDI, and polyols), phenolic, urea, melamine, unsaturated polyester, and other thermosets.
** Not reported, included in the "other thermoplastics" category, which also includes PET, ABS, engineering resins, SB Latex and other thermoplastics.
Data include estimates.
Imports are included in sales for the following: epoxy, ABS, SAN, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, polypropylene, polystyrene, thermoplastic polyester, and unsaturated polyester.
Sales include U.S. and Canada for the following resins: urea, melamine, phenolic, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, polystyrene, and PVC.
Sales include U.S., Canada, and Mexico for the following resins: polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon, ABS, SAN, and thermoplastic polyester.

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