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Estimated worldwide market share of bioplastics 2018, by type

This statistic depicts the estimated worldwide market share of selected bioplastics in 2018. According to data, the production of bio-polyethylene terephthalate 30 (bio-PET 30) was forecasted to hold 74.3 percent of the market share worldwide, followed by the manufacturing of bio-polyethylene (Bio-PE) with three percent.

Estimated worldwide market share of bioplastics in 2018, by type

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Release date

November 2015



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Supplementary notes

Bio-PET 30, bio-PE, PTT, bio-PA, bio-PVC and other not compostable bioplastics were classified as long-lasting plastics, which made up 83.3 percent of the share. PLA, bio-compostable polyester, bio-compostable-starch blends, PHA and other bio-compostable plastics were all classified as bio-compostable plastics, which made up 16.7 percent of the share.

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