In comparison to the previous year plastic import rose sharply by 179.8 percent, updated data from United Nations Statistical Office illustrate. Plastic import greatly grew by 193 951 US Dollar, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it went up by 56 974.6%. The overall changes for the previous 16 years reached a raise of 24 538.53%. However, it has had a negative compound annual growth rate of 0.11% during the five years with a modest overall increase since the 2001. It averaged 343 630.94 US Dollar from 2001 to 2016 and it hit its all-time high of 916 535 US Dollar in 2009 and record low of 189 US Dollar in 2014.