2020 is an extremely extraordinary year and will surely occupy an important page in the annals of history. Globally, the new crown virus pneumonia epidemic broke out and spread rapidly at the beginning of the year. Countries have adopted measures to lock down cities and countries, traffic interruption, economic stagnation, work stalls, normal social life and order have been disrupted, and the world economy has suffered since World War II. The worst year, even the most difficult year since the Great Depression of the 1920s, the major economies have experienced a simultaneous sharp decline. As far as China is concerned, although the total economic volume has exceeded 100 trillion yuan for the first time and achieved a new leap, the year-on-year growth rate is only 2.3%, which is the most difficult year since 1976.

The spread of the global new crown epidemic has also caused varying degrees of impact on the production, supply and marketing, export and other aspects of plastics industry enterprises. The plastics industry is facing new challenges. Faced with a variety of risks, difficulties and challenges, my country’s plastics industry sticks to its original aspirations, assumes its mission, overcomes difficulties, innovates and dedication, seeks opportunities in crisis, and overcomes the impact of the epidemic. The various economic operation indicators of the industry rebounded after reaching the bottom in February and March, and the rate of decline narrowed month by month, the profitability level increased significantly, and the annual economic recovery achieved expectations.

In 2020, the total output of primary form plastics of industrial enterprises above designated size nationwide was 103.553 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 7%, of which polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride increased by 8.9%, 10.8%, and 3.3% respectively. The total apparent consumption of synthetic resins increased by 8.4% year-on-year.

In 2020, the output of 488 plastic machinery enterprises above designated size nationwide was 333,689 units, a year-on-year decrease of 5%; operating income was 81.056 billion yuan, an increase of nearly 25% year-on-year; operating costs were 61.914 billion yuan, an increase of nearly 22% year-on-year; total profits were 8.572 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase Increased by 49%; revenue and profit margin was 10.58%, 1.73 percentage points higher than in 2019. In 2020, the total import and export volume of plastic machinery was US$4.635 billion, a year-on-year increase of 0.86%. Among them, the import value was US$1.789 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 5%; the export value was US$2.846 billion, a year-on-year increase of 5%; the trade surplus was US$1.057 billion, a year-on-year increase of 29%. my country’s plastic machinery trade surplus exceeded US$1 billion for the first time in history.

In 2020, the total output of enterprises in the national plastic products industry was 76,032,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 6.45%. There were 16,592 enterprises above designated size in the plastic products industry in the country, an increase of 757 over the previous year; cumulative operating income was 1,889,013 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 1.40%. Operating income accounted for 9.70% of the total light industry. In 2020, the national plastic products industry will achieve a total cumulative profit of 121.515 billion yuan, an increase of 18.39% year-on-year; the cumulative profit rate of main business income is 6.43%, an increase of 1.08% year-on-year. In 2020, the cumulative export value of plastic products was 241.978 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.35%. In 2020, all economic indicators of my country’s plastics processing industry will increase month by month. 2. In March, due to the impact of the epidemic, production was at a low level, and then various indicators quickly recovered, reaching a high level around June, and then slowly rising. Synchronized with the recovery process of my country’s economy, the industry has achieved remarkable results in fighting the epidemic and resuming production.

Through this epidemic, people’s daily protection and health awareness have been strengthened. The big health industry and anti-epidemic-related protective equipment, medical equipment, fitness equipment, smart products, health care, home office equipment, healthy home, medical packaging, Demand for a series of products such as environmentally friendly packaging, antibacterial, anti-bacterial, anti-virus and anti-fouling will continue to rise, bringing development opportunities for plastics and related products, such as various food and medical packaging film products, which are used to produce protective clothing and surgical gown lining films , Polyethylene (PE) breathable film, PC goggles, masks, APET sheets used in X-ray films, high-performance, good air permeability, antibacterial and anti-virus, environmentally friendly plastic packaging films, barrels, bottles, bags, etc., antibacterial synthesis Leather materials, household items, etc.

Responding to the epidemic has spawned and promoted the rapid development of many new industries and new formats. New industries and new business formats supported by digital technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence are quickly “filling up” positions. Cloud interaction, data consolidation, online live broadcast to bring goods, and industrial Internet conversion to seize the benefits of industrial digitization and digital industrialization. Opportunities to form new development momentum. In the past, the remote office industry was active in some companies. The epidemic has rapidly popularized online office and increased the number of users; smart containers, drone delivery, and unmanned vehicles have shown their talents. Among these products, plastic is the most basic material. During the epidemic prevention and control period, population flow was blocked, traditional retail and commerce were impacted, and online orders were gaining momentum; traditional exhibition sales were restricted, and online live broadcast exhibitions were popular; on the production side, many companies were able to prevent and control the epidemic and resume work. Production “grasp with both hands” has spawned new business development models such as shared employees on the manufacturing side.

Although the epidemic has caused certain impacts and shocks on my country’s economy, society and economic operation, such shocks are short-lived and controllable. On the whole, the plastics industry’s long-term upward momentum has not changed. Although we have encountered unprecedented difficulties, there is policy support, market demand, industry aspirations, and development expectations. Combining these resources will surely promote the continued development of industry enterprises in their survival. With the continuous consolidation of the effective results of domestic epidemic prevention and control, the process of resuming production and production in the industrial chain is steadily advancing, the production demand of enterprises is gradually normalizing, the potential of mass consumption is gradually released, the support of basic industries is strong, the market expectation is generally stable, the economic activity is increasing, I believe in the development of the industry There will be a steady and progressive development momentum.

2021 is the first year of the “14th Five-Year Plan”. The plastics industry must firmly grasp the key to innovation, promote comprehensive innovation with technological innovation as the core, start a new journey of the “14th Five-Year Plan”, and promote the high-quality development of the industry. Adhere to the development direction of “three modernizations and one micro (functional, lightweight, ecological, and micro-molding)” + intelligent technology, pragmatically promote innovation through special working groups and other methods, gather the superior resources of industry experts, academicians and entrepreneurs, and focus Focus, focus on solving problems; do a good job in the collection and sorting of key common core technologies, especially the card neck technology, focus on making up for shortcomings, strengths and weaknesses, and excellent structures, and strive to put forward major projects into the scope of key projects and national support; promote scientific and technological research Transformation of results to achieve project implementation; open cooperation and adopt a variety of methods to broaden the horizons of the industry and provide system guarantees for innovative resources; focus on advantages to carry out research and development and research on recyclable, easy-to-recycle, and degradable technologies; and propose the full chain of plastic pollution Cooperate with all links in governance, advocate the application of plastics to save, reduce, recycle, and recycle resources, and promote the green, ecological and sustainable development of the entire plastic industry chain; encourage innovation and “three products” actions and standardization system construction; take multiple measures to improve To serve the industrial chain collaboratively and innovatively, to serve the large domestic market and the new development pattern of domestic and international dual-cycle development at a higher level.

Post time: May-10-2021