Bioplastics global production capacity by type 2015-2024

This statistic shows the production capacity of bioplastics worldwide from 2015 to 2019, with projections for 2020 to 2024. Bioplastics are plastics made out of renewable biomass materials such as corn starch and vegetable fats. In 2019, the global production capacity of biodegradable bioplastics was 941,000 metric tons, and the production capacity of bio-based/non-biodegradable bioplastics was 1.17 million metric tons.

Production capacity of bioplastics worldwide from 2015 to 2024, by type

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Figures from 2020 to 2024 are forecasts. This statistic was assembled using more than one edition of the report.

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