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Alberta's Plastic Resins and Plastic Products Industry

January 30, 2017


The plastic resins and plastic products sectors are closely tied as most of the goods that the plastic products sector purchases to produce its products come from the plastic resins sector. In 2015, Alberta’s plastic resins and plastic products industry had revenues of $6.3 billion, accounting for 9.4% of total manufacturing revenues.

Jan Reurink
Economic Information and Analytics
Alberta Economic Development and Trade

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Alberta Regional Dashboard
Access over 80 economic, socio-demographic and environmental indicators for Alberta's 400+ municipalities in this interactive open-data tool to help answer questions about living, working, investing, and doing business in Alberta's diverse regions.

Alberta Major Projects Map 
Explore the projects that are currently being planned, carried out, and completed across the province, using the newly redesigned Alberta Major Projects. You can filter projects by location, industry, project status, and cost to create your own customized report.

Economic highlights 
Stay informed about Alberta's economic performance by accessing a variety of economic reports including:

  • Highlights of the Alberta economy report and presentation
  • Weekly and monthly economic reviews
  • Facts about Alberta report
  • Alberta economic quick facts report

View and download infographics on a variety of topics related to the Alberta Economy, including jobs in Alberta and the economic impacts of the Southern Alberta flood.

Oil sands quarterly 
Find out the latest information on the projects and related activities occurring in the oil sands, including government and industry updates and detailed project listings in this quarterly industry update.

Oil and gas quarterly    
News about the projects and related activities occurring in the oil and gas industry, including government and industry updates and interesting facts and figures are available in the quarterly industry update.

Competitiveness Reports
This annual benchmarking study compares Alberta’s relative competitiveness to 14 other jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Regulatory Benchmarking
The study examines ten aspects of business regulation, from start-up to wind-up, that are commonly encountered by a wide range of companies in Alberta and other jurisdictions.

Productivity trends 
The Trends in Labour Productivity report analyzes labour productivity in Alberta as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per hour work, relative to other provinces and by industry.

Small business highlights   
Small businesses have a big impact on Alberta's economy. Stay informed about small business in Alberta with information and statistics on small business counts, growth patterns, GDP contribution and more.

Cost studies    
Cost studies provide financial and technical data on after-tax business costs and consumer cost information for selected Alberta communities.

Export and trade 
Stay informed about Alberta's exports and trade by viewing these reports:

  • Alberta international trade review
  • Alberta international merchandise exports - a 10 year review