U.S. Plastics Industry Well-Positioned for Continued Growth.
Employment in the U.S. plastics industry grew by one percent in 2016, from 954,000 workers to 965,000.
The U.S. plastics industry accounted for $404.4 billion worth of shipments in 2016—representing a three-percent decline from 2015. This was driven primarily by lower material costs and low oil and natural gas prices.
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