Why plastprintpack iraq?
EUROMAP clearly confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq between 2009 and 2018
The EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery's country cluster clearly confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq between 2009 and 2018.
Iraq: Great potential for importers of plastics in primary forms with an annual growth rate of 35%!
Since all but 1% of all raw materials are imported, mainly from the Middle East, Asia and Europe, the Iraqi market has great potential for commodity exporters. Between 2007 and 2015, the import of plastic raw materials grew by 35% annually, from 9 kt to 99 kt, a plus of one thousand percent!
Iraq's plastic consumption
The country's plastic consumption shows an annual growth of 31% over the same period. It has grown 11-fold from 15 kt in 2009 to 169 kt in 2018 and is estimated at 218 kt in 2020.
Iraq's plastic consumption per capita
Per capita plastic consumption in Iraq has grown by 28% annually over the past ten years, from 0.5 kg in 2009 to 4.5 kg in 2018 and is estimated at 5.5 kg in 2020.
Iraq's plastic consumption by application
54% of consumption is accounted for by packaging, 23% by the construction industry, 4% for electrical, electronics and telecom, 3% for automotive and the remainder by various items.
Iraq's plastic consumption by processing method
In plastics processing, extrusion leads with 51%, followed by injection molding with 20%, PET preform & stretch blow molding with 10%, blow molding with 8% and EPS foam molding with 2%.
Iraq‘s imports of plastics technology
Iraq's imports of plastics technology in the years 2012 to 2016 were relatively stable. For the coming years, imports are expected to rise sharply in the context of the country's industrialisation.
Iraq’s imports of printing & paper technology
Iraq’s imports of printing & paper technology are supposed to rise sharply in the years to come.
Iraq’s imports of packaging technology
Iraq has already been one of the five largest importers of packaging technology in the Middle East in recent years. Enormous growth is expected in the coming years.