Looking at China's import and export of plastic products in 2016, the industry analysis shows that the industry has six major characteristics, namely: the proportion of general trade imports and exports has increased; imports and exports to the EU have grown, and trade partners such as the United States, ASEAN and Japan have increased. Exports declined; private enterprises' imports and exports increased, the proportion increased; exports of mechanical and electrical products fell, and exports of traditional labor-intensive products such as textiles and clothing increased; imports of major commodities such as iron ore, crude oil, and refined oil rebounded significantly, and the prices of major imported commodities fell generally ; China's foreign trade export leading index fell.
According to the latest research report by Global Market Analysis, the bio-based PET market size was 496,000 tons in 2015. The attention of global greenhouse gas emissions and the emergence of bioplastics in the packaging and automotive industries may stimulate the bio-based PET market size.
With the advent of the low-carbon economy era, traditional materials and processes can no longer meet development requirements. Energy saving, environmental protection, lightweight, and 3D printing have become more and more hotspots for plastics companies. New materials are bound to become the development direction of plastics companies. Judging from the current development trend of the plastics industry, the following three directions will become the key development directions for plastics companies in the future.
With the advent of the low-carbon economy era, traditional materials and processes can no longer meet development requirements. Energy conservation, environmental protection, and lightweighting have become more and more hot spots for plastic companies, and new materials are bound to become the development direction of plastic companies. Judging from the current development trend of the plastics industry, the development of environmentally friendly plastics industry is one of the important contents of China's development of circular economy industries.