A new report from AMI Consulting says that the volume of polymers distributed in Europe in 2017 surpassed 4 million tonnes, accounting for 13% of the total demand. The industry had revenues of above €8.2 billion, with polyethylene, polypropylene and polyamide being the largest contributors to an added value of nearly €950 million.

The 2018 edition of AMI’s Polymer Distribution in Europe report revises and updates the status and position of distributors across Europe for polymer materials and looks at trends and factors influencing the industry such as M&A activity, the inception of the EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, digitalisation as a new competitive strategy, the development of 3D printing, and Brexit.

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