During 2011-2013, the global production of plastic utensils decreased annually. During this period, output dropped by 7%: from 1,117.1 billion pieces to 1,039.1 billion pieces. Starting in 2014, global manufacturers began to increase the production of plastic utensils. At the end of 2015, the production volume amounted to 1,120.4 billion pieces.
China is the world leader in the production of plastic tableware. In 2015, the share of plastic tableware production in the country exceeded 38% of the global production volume. Also in 2015, Japan (12.7%) and Brazil (6.5%) became the world's largest manufacturers. It is worth noting that in 2016, France became the first country in the world to ban the sale and production of plastic tableware. The law was passed for both environmental and economic reasons. According to experts, people will pollute the environment less, as well as lower energy costs for recycling plastic waste.
According to BusinesStat, in 2016-2020, the production of plastic utensils in the world will grow at a moderate rate of an average of 2.8% per year. In 2020, global production will be 1,287.3 billion pieces.
“Analysis of the global plastic tableware market in 2011-2015, forecast for 2016-2020” includes the most important data necessary for understanding the current global market conditions and assessing its development prospects:
Economy and population
Production of plastic tableware
Sales of plastic utensils
External and internal trade in plastic tableware
Import and export of plastic tableware
Foreign trade prices of plastic tableware
The review provides current data for more than 100 countries of the world and a forecast for the 25 leading countries of the world market for plastic tableware.
Leading countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Spain, Italy, Canada, China, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates South Korea, Japan
In preparing the review used statistical information:
United Nations Statistics Division
National Agencies and Compendia
International Trade Center
International Monetary Fund
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
World Trade Organization
Along with the official statistics, the review contains the results of BusinesStat research:
Analysis of open information on the market of plastic tableware
Survey of experts of the market for household goods