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WASHINGTON (December 7, 2017) – U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 6.7 billion pounds during October 2017, an increase of 3.2 percent compared to the same month in 2016, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 65.9 billion pounds, a 0.8 percent decrease as compared to the same period in 2016.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totaled 6.7 billion pounds during October 2017, an increase of 9.1 percent from the same month one year earlier. Year-to-date sales and captive use was 66.3 billion pounds, a 0.2 percent increase as compared to the same period in 2016.

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

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