20 May 2013 18:35 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--The global consumer market should recover its strength in 2013 following a slow overall GDP growth in 2012, the president of ?xml:namespace>
Abiplast looks to help the industry grow and overcome obstacles such as “
The organisation is also working to help domestic plastics producers overcome variations in raw material costs, high interest rates and growing international competition, he said.
Last year was a tough one for
The organisation pointed to a slump in the production of plastic laminates in particular, which was down by 6.7%, while production of plastic packaging increased slightly by 0.4%.
So far in 2013, demand has improved faster than
Exports of processed plastics in the first three months of the year fell by 8% year on year to $304m, while imports were up by 7% to $902m, Abiplast said.
Abiplast represents more than 11,500 plastic manufacturing companies in
Additional reporting by Simon West
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