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Table 3 Plastics resin production and consumption in 8 African countries.

From: Ensuring sustainability in plastics use in Africa: consumption, waste generation, and projections

Country/period 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Plastics production (kt)
 Algeria 41 43 14 18 32 28 17 193
 Egypt 421 411 463 548 578 786 770 3977
 Ghana 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 11
 Kenya 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
 Morocco 47 53 53 60 61 62 60 396
 Nigeria 213 260 303 335 390 396 411 2308
 South Africa 1252 1229 1202 1292 1282 1362 1368 8987
 Tunisia 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 14
Plastics consumption per capita (kg/capita)
 Algeria 12.6 13.2 14.4 15.7 18.1 19.0 20.9  
 Egypt 13.0 14.6 14.8 15.5 15.7 15.0 15.7  
 Ghana 5.7 5.7 6.0 6.1 6.7 6.9 7.4  
 Kenya 5.1 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.9 8.0 8.2  
 Morocco 14.9 14.5 15.2 16.0 16.6 17.1 18.3  
 Nigeria 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.0  
 South Africa 24.0 24.8 24.6 24.8 24.2 24.6 24.7  
 Tunisia 21.2 22.1 23.0 24.4 26.1 25.6 25.8  
Plastics import (kt)
 Algeria 430 429 527 555 683 709 817 4150
 Egypt 898 969 993 1054 1184 1066 1136 7300
 Ghana 141 126 145 148 173 181 199 1113
 Kenya 202 227 210 212 296 353 314 1814
 Morocco 433 388 445 467 490 505 421 3149
 Nigeria 609 656 584 579 617 702 754 4501
 South Africa 323 401 420 459 423 439 250 2715
 Tunisia 224 238 241 259 284 279 286 1811
Plastics export (kt)
 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Egypt 252 247 253 283 368 569 511 2483
 Ghana 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
 Kenya 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 11
 Morocco 5 5 5 4 3 3 0 25
 Nigeria 21 49 33 23 8 2 1 137
 South Africa 357 379 339 465 421 477 348 2786
 Tunisia 4 5 5 2 3 1 4 24