District Fact Sheets:

Employment

Missouri is home to plastics manufacturers and establishments engaged in plastics processing, marketing, support and captive activities that directly employ 17,490 people. Nationally, Missouri is ranked 20th in plastics industry employment. It is also home to a number of plastics dependent industries that use plastics to make products or provide services. Plastics and dependent industries combined employ 850 thousand people in Missouri.

Plastics Industry Employment

Plastics Dependent Industries and Total Employment

Total Plastics Industry and Dependent Industries: 850,090 employees.

Payroll

The plastics industry’s direct payroll in Missouri, including captive plastic products, is $870 million. Plastics dependent industries add another $35.3 billion to the state’s payroll.

Although some of the dependent payroll would exist without plastics, there would be less of it, because cost effective replacements for plastics are not available in many applications.

Taxes

Together, plastics companies and the industries that depend on plastics contribute $11.4 billion in state and federal personal income taxes, and $5.8 billion in payroll (FICA) taxes.

Shipments

Plastics industry shipments in Missouri totaled more than $7.5 billion in 2016 and comprised 1.90% of national shipments ($404.4 billion). Nationally, Missouri is ranked 19th in plastics industry shipments.

State Shipments

National Shipments

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