In comparison to the previous year the variable increased by 11.3 percent, according to statistics released by European Commission. Plastics import climbed by 721 932, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it grew by 19.1%. The overall changes for the previous 6 years hit a diminution of 49.77%. Besides, it has shown the average annual growth rate of 0.05% over the five years with a negligible overall fall since the start of time series. It averaged 7 327 636.67 from 2011 to 2016 and it attained its all-time high of 14 154 942 in 2011 and record low of 5 336 888 in 2013.