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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, June 02, 2017 229

From 2008 to 2015, U.S. plastic bag market showed modest growth. It expanded from 10,982 million USD in 2008 to 11,460 million USD in 2015, rising with a CAGR of +0.6%.

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Blog, Maria Fadeeva, December 21, 2016 225

The global trade in conveyor or transmission belts or belting amounted to 5,119 million USD in 2015, fluctuating mildly over the period under review. A 22% drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports dipped and slowed down their growth. Exports ended on a decline in 2015.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, September 20, 2016 671

In 2014, a restrictive tax duty was introduced in the USA, with regard to the import of car tyres from the People's Republic of China (PRC). As a result, the share of Chinese-manufactured car tyres on the American market has fallen from 13% to 6%. This decline, has, in turn, led to a drop in car tyre output in China, recorded initially as of 2008: the drop in USA imports was not offset by increased exports to other countries. At the same time, American manufacturers could only partly satisfy the newly-nascent market niche. Car tyre manufacturers elsewhere in Asia have taken advantage of the reduced presence of Chinese companies in the USA; this accounts for the relatively insignificant growth in USA car tyre output, against the increase in Asian exports. The restrictive tax duty may have an adverse impact on the position of American car tyre producers operating not only in the PRC, but also enhance competition worldwide, as Chinese companies could diversify their supplies to new markets.  

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, August 22, 2016 473

In the recent years, growth in exports of plastic bottles has slowed both within the EU and outside of it. This trend reflects the relatively modest increase in production of plastic bottles in the EU. At the same time, the industry is almost entirely focused on the internal European demand, which will remain the main driver of growth in the medium term.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, August 19, 2016 542

EU imports of plastic sacks and bags have been steadily on the rise; approximately 80% of current trade is between EU member states. Extra-EU imports, however, are also experiencing an upward trend, resulting in the steady growth of the share of foreign products in consumption. Vietnam has recently indicated a double-digit rate of growth in terms of the supply of plastic bags to the EU, thereby capturing a place in the top three suppliers, along with China and Malaysia. 

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 08, 2016 381

The U.S. is the leader in global imports of plastic bags, accounting for an 18% share (based on USD). It was followed by Japan (10%), Germany (7%), and the UK (7%). In 2015, U.S. plastic bag imports totaled 2,698 million USD, which was 143 million USD (6%) higher than the year before. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by robust growth through to 2015, with an average annual increase of +7% from 2010 to 2015. In 2012, U.S. plastic bag imports surpassed their pre-recession level of 2008.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 07, 2016 371

The U.S. takes a 10% share (based on USD) of global unlaminated plastic film and sheet exports, which put it in second place, following Germany (13%). In 2015, the U.S. exported 7,712 million USD, which was practically equal to the previous year's exports.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 07, 2016 321

The U.S. is the leader in global imports of plastic bottles, accounting for a 12% share (based on USD). Germany (8%), France (7%), and Canada (6%) followed. In 2015, U.S. plastic bottle imports totaled 999 million USD, which was 34 million USD (3%) higher than the year before.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, July 07, 2016 359

The U.S. takes second place in global plastic pipe and pipe fitting exports (with a 9% share, based on USD), following Germany (13%), and ahead of China and Turkey (8% each).

 
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Blog, Irina Andreeva, July 06, 2016 246

The U.S. takes third place in global imports on the plastic plumbing fixture market, with a 7% share (based on USD), following Germany (11%) and France (7.3%). In 2015, U.S. plastic plumbing fixture imports totaled 290 million USD, which was 26 million USD (10%) more than the year before. A noticeable drop over 2008-2009 was followed by slight growth over the next three years. The trend continued with a sharp acceleration through to 2015. In 2013, U.S. plastic plumbing fixture imports surpassed the pre-recession peak of 2008.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, July 06, 2016 244

The U.S. leads the way in global imports of tires, accounting for an 18% share (based on USD). It was followed by Germany (9%) and France (5%). U.S. tire imports totaled 15,221 million USD in 2015, which was 352 million USD (2%) less than the year before.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, June 21, 2016 283

The U.S. is the leader in global imports of conveyor and conveying equipment, accounting for a 14% share (based on USD). It was followed by China (8%), Germany (6%) and Canada (5%). In 2015, U.S. conveyor and conveying equipment imports totaled 2,613 million USD, which was 186 million USD (8%) more than the year before.

 
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Blog, Irina Andreeva, February 11, 2016 363

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of plastics household and toilet articles showed a steady decrease, falling from 5.0 billion EUR in 2007 to 4.3 billion EUR in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -7.3% over the period under review. In value terms, EU household and toilet plastics production was 2.1 million tonnes in 2014, falling by -2.4% annually.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, February 10, 2016 283

From 2007 to 2014, EU plastic tube production showed a steady decrease, falling from 5,866 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 4,667 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -3.2% over the period under review. In value terms, EU plastic tube production was 14.0 billion EUR in 2014.

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Blog, Irina Andreeva, February 03, 2016 339

From 2007 to 2014, EU sanitary ware production showed mixed dynamics, finally rising from 196 million units in 2007 to 238 million units in 2014. It expanded with a CAGR of +3.0% over the period under review. In value terms, EU sanitary ware production decreased to 2.3 billion EUR in 2014, falling by -4.7% annually.

 
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Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, February 01, 2016 202

From 2007 to 2014, EU plastic bag production showed mixed dynamics, finally falling from 4,435 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 3,577 thousand tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -3.0% over the period under review. In value terms, EU plastic bag production was 9.2 billion EUR in 2014, growing by +1.0% annually.

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Blog, Alla Yakimova, January 10, 2016 281

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of spools, cops and similar supports of plastics showed mixed dynamics, ultimately rising from 2,172 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 2,467 thousand tonnes in 2014. It expanded with a CAGR of +1.5% over the period under review. In value terms, EU plastic spool production reached 7,611 million EUR in 2014, growing by +1.8% annually.

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Blog, Alla Yakimova, December 13, 2015 232

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of tubes, pipes and hoses of vulcanized rubber showed positive dynamics, except for the drop recorded in 2009, when it fell by 33% due to the economic and financial crisis. In 2014, EU production of tubes and hoses of vulcanized rubber stood at 435 thousand tonnes, which was 22 thousand tonnes more than in 2013. In value terms, EU rubber tube production reached 3,902 million EUR in 2014, growing by 2.1% annually.

 

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