Plastic demand distribution in the EU-28 by industry 2018

This statistic shows the demand for plastic materials in the European Union (EU-28) in 2018, by segment. Packaging is the largest end user sector for plastics, accounting for a 39.9 percent share of plastic demand in the EU in 2018, followed by the building and construction industry with 19.8 percent.

Distribution of plastic materials demand in the European Union in 2018, by end use industry*

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Release date

October 2019


Norway, Switzerland, EU

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Supplementary notes

* EU 28 plus Norway and Switzerland.
Figures correspond to the total European plastics converters demand of 51.2 metric tons in 2018.

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