PLASTICS Industry Association Releases Analysis: Third Quarter GDP Report’s Impact on Plastics Industry

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has released an official analysis of the third quarter GDP report’s impact on the plastics industry, authored by PLASTICS Chief Economist, Dr. Perc Pineda.

Dr. Pineda writes, “Today’s advance estimates of the third-quarter U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) reveal an economy exhibiting resilience, countering concerns about a potential contractionary phase in the business cycle. The 4.9% annual increase in GDP for the third quarter follows a 2.1% increase in the second quarter and a 2.2% increase in the first quarter.”

Click here to read the full analysis on the PLASTICS blog page.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.