U.S. plastic materials & products expansions economic impact of shale gas 2018

This statistic shows the estimated economic impact of the incremental expansion of plastic materials, products, and additives due to the increased production of shale gas in the United States as of 2018. It is estimated that the direct impacts of the increased production of shale gas in the U.S. on the entire U.S. plastics industry will amount to increased investments worth some 65.9 billion U.S. dollars.

Estimated economic impacts of plastic materials and products expansion in the United States due to shale gas as of 2018

JobsPayroll (in million U.S. dollars)Output (in million U.S. dollars)Investment (in million U.S. dollars)
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