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  1. Plastic in 2021: consumption outlook

    ..., linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and polypropylene, fell most dramatically. The automotive industry saw the largest fall in polypropylene consumption (a contraction of over 60%). The drop in demand for low-density polyethylene (LDPE), PVC-S, PVC-E and EPS was less severe, and demand for general purpose polystyrene even grew by 5%. Lockdowns led to increased demand for household appliances and takeaway food, and these two sectors account for a significant proportion of total polystyrene consumption....