Bioplastic production in agricultural land use worldwide 2018-2023

This statistic shows the total global agricultural land use for the production of bioplastics in 2018, with a projection for 2023. In 2018, the total agricultural land area that was used in the production of bioplastics amounted to approximately 499,800 hectares. It is projected that this amount will increase to 913,700 hectares by 2023.

Land use for bioplastics production worldwide in 2018 and 2023

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Release date

December 2019



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Supplementary notes

* Projection.
In relation to the global agricultural area, the 499,800 hectares that were used for the production of bioplastics in 2018 amounted to approximately 0.004 percent of the agricultural land in the world. The 913,700 hectares of agricultural land area that bioplastic production is projected to use in 2023 would account for an approximately 0.007 percent share of the global agricultural land.

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