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.