ACC: U.S. production of major plastic resins up 3.2% year-over-year to 6.1 billion lb. in April; sales and captive use dropped 8.8% to 5.8 billion lb.

WASHINGTON , May 25, 2012 (press release) – U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 6.1 billion pounds during April 2012, a decrease of 3.2 percent compared to the same month in 2011, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 25.3 billion pounds, a 1.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2011.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totaled 5.8 billion pounds during April 2012, a decrease of 8.8 percent from the same month one year earlier. Year-to-date sales and captive use was 24.4 billion pounds, a 2.1 percent decrease as compared to the same period in 2011.

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