As of right now, the US economy is doing well, but what about our second-largest export market?  There is a believe that Canada's consumer spending is past its peak and will see a downward trend over the next two years.  Compared to the US, Canadian households have much higher levels of debt and lower savings trends. 

Because are economies are linked so tightly we need to keep a close eye on what is happening in Canada because it has real ramifications in the US. 

For more information, check out the Plastics News Article, "Never mind NAFTA, what is the outlook for plastics In Canada?"