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Plastics production in the European Union 1950-2018

This statistic shows the volume of plastics produced in the European Union from 1950 to 2018. According to the data, the total production of plastics in the EU-28 plus Norway amounted to nearly 62 million metric tons in 2018.

Plastic production volume in the European Union (EU-28) from 1950 to 2018 (in million metric tons)*

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1950 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*European Union 28 plus Norway. Switzerland is not included.
This statistic has been assembled using several editions of the report.
PET-, PA- and polyacryl-fibers are not included.

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