US production of major plastic resins totaled 8.1 billion lb. in November 2023, up 12.2% year-over-year; sales and internal use of major plastic resins totaled 7.8 billion lb. in November, up 4.3% year-over-year: ACC

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December 28, 2023 (press release) –

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 28, 2023) – U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 8.1 billion pounds during November 2023, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the prior month, and an increase of 12.2 percent compared to the same month in 2022, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).  Year-to-date production was 88.2 billion pounds, a 3.4 percent increase as compared to the same period in 2022.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totaled 7.8 billion pounds during November 2023, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to the prior month, and an increase of 4.3 percent from the same month one year earlier.  Year-to-date sales and captive use were 87.2 billion pounds, a 2.4 percent increase as compared to the same period in 2022.

ACC Plastics Industry Producers’ Statistics Group

The ACC Plastics Industry Producers’ Statistics Group makes available detailed reports (including monthly production and end-use sales data for major thermoplastic and thermoset resins) to subscribers of its various services. For more information on subscriptions to the resin reports, please click here.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

 

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