Publications available from this trade association include:
Global Business Trends
Annual global business trends study analyzes U.S. trade data by product segment, with information provided
in the resins segment of the report including U.S. trade balance in aggregate and with key countries,
total domestic shipments, imports, and exports, top ranked import and export categories, apparent consumption
at a processor/converter level, and true consumption at an end-market level.
The Size and Impact of the Plastics Industry on the U.S. Economy
American Chemistry Council
Annual report analyzes the size and impact of the plastics industry on the overall U.S. economy, with
information provided for the plastic materials and resins segment including number of manufacturers,
total number of employees, annual employee payroll, average
number of production workers, total production worker wages, cost of materials, value of industry shipments,
and capital expenditures.
Information resources available from this organization include:
Annual publication serves as an authoritative source for comprehensive statistical data on the North
American plastic resin industry, with information provided in the publication including historical trend
data for production, sales, and captive (i.e., internal) use by major resin group and end-use market,
sales distribution by major market, and industry production capacities and capacity utilization rates.
Resin Report Subscriptions
The Plastics Compounding Market
Online subscription service provides a wide range of data on the North American resin industry, with
reports available including (1) monthly production and sales by resin group and end-use market on a
current month and year-to-date basis, (2) opening and/or closing inventories for the current period
by resin group, (3) annual capacity by resin, and (4) annual thermoplastic resin sales by major market.
BCC research report provides in-depth analysis of the North American thermoplastic compounding market,
with content sections including an overview of the compounding market, analyses of global market trends,
coverage of major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers and selected biocompounds, and profiles
of major resin producers, processors, and independent compounders.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.