Posts Tagged ‘central-europe’

Uncertain outlook for European plastics industry: demand recovers in 2010 and 2011

2010 saw a recovery in demand for most thermoplastics, after two of the worst years the industry has seen since the oil shocks of the 1970s, as per AMI’s European Plastics Industry Report 2011. After a drop in demand of over 15% over the period of the recession, volume demand showed a modest 4% recovery in 2010 bringing total demand to just over 37 mln tons. The market has been driven by a strong recovery in German-speaking Europe and by a reversal in the fortunes of the automotive industry, which had been one of the sectors hardest hit by the downturn.

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Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry in Europe

As expected with recession hitting Europe in 2008, the Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry took a downturn, as per AMI. Between 2007 and 2009, PE film production fell by 1 mln tons. About half of this lost volume was recovered during 2010 and the industry continues to make steady progress in 2011.

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