In comparison to the prior year the variable barely increased by 2.52 percent, according to numbers announced by United Nations Statistical Office. Plastic import hardly went up from 55 558 944 kilogram in 2016 to 56 959 664 kilogram previous year, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it climbed by 9.36 percent. Germany saw a rise of 59.71% in plastic import over the past 27 years. Moreover, the plastic import is now above average of 45 573 662.74 kilogram and the indicator shows a slight overall growth since the 1991. It reached its all-time high of 60 642 088 kilogram in 2014 and record low of 28 760 740 kilogram in 1993.