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2023 Size and Impact

This report offers an overview of the U.S. plastics industry, examining its dimensions of size, expansion, geographic presence, and economic influence. In the year 2022, the sector made a significant contribution, generating over a million jobs and boasting impressive shipments worth $548 billion. Notably, Texas led with the highest employment in the plastics industry, while Indiana had the highest concentration of plastics industry workers. The industry’s growth in real value-added exceeded that of the entire manufacturing sector. The report also delves into upstream and downstream impacts and provides insights into the industry’s outlook.

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