US production of major plastic resins for March down 0.4% year-over-year to 6.4 billion lbs., according to ACC; year-to-date production down 2.1% to 18.5 billion lbs.

WASHINGTON , April 28, 2014 (press release) – U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 6.4 billion pounds during March 2014, a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to the same month in 2013, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 18.5 billion pounds, a 2.1 percent decrease as compared to the same period in 2013.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totaled 6.1 billion pounds during March 2014, a decrease of 0.3 percent compared to the same month one year earlier. Year-to-date sales and captive use was 18.4 billion pounds, a 0.7 percent decrease as compared to the same period in 2013.

Note: The ACC Plastics Industry Producers’ Statistics Group makes available detailed reports (including monthly production and end-use sales figures for major thermoplastic and thermoset resins) to subscribers of its various services. For more information about subscription options and to place an order, please call ACC at 202-249-7000 or visit www.americanchemistry.com/resin-report-subscriptions.

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