The indicator increased by 11.16 percent in 2017, according to numbers published by United Nations Statistical Office. Plastic articles import went up by 18 967.31 kilogram, compared to the previous year when it went down by 36 percent. Ecuador saw an increase of 1 854.91% in plastic articles import during the last 27 years. However, it has shown a fall at a 0.16% average annual growth rate over the 5 years with a modest overall growth since the start of observations. It averaged 288 540.83 kilogram from 1991 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 619 746 kilogram in 2005 and record low of 3 937 kilogram in 1992.