_____________________________________
  ______________                          |                                     |                                 March 6, 2018
 |              |                         |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
 | _SUB-SAHARA  |                         |    U.S. General Imports By Country  |
 |______________|                         | Data through  1/2018 in Million SME |
                                          |_____________________________________|

                           Calendar Years       Year-to-Date                 Year-Endings                             YE  1/2018
 Ctrl, Cat, Product        2016      2017     1/2017    1/2018  % Change    1/2017   11/2017   12/2017    1/2018  % Change % Share


Aggregations:
       0 Total           281.321   287.683    22.157    29.737     34.21   278.506   286.046   287.683   295.263     6.02    0.45
       1 Apparel         261.722   271.019    20.787    27.651     33.02   259.692   269.666   271.019   277.884     7.01    1.02
       2 Non-Apparel      19.599    16.664     1.371     2.086     52.18    18.813    16.381    16.664    17.379    -7.62    0.05
      11 Yarns             0.353     0.553     0.069     0.023    -67.01     0.394     0.442     0.553     0.507    28.54    0.02
      12 Fabrics          14.911     9.861     0.880     1.760     99.93    14.043     9.911     9.861    10.741   -23.52    0.09
      14 Made Ups / Misc   4.334     6.249     0.421     0.303    -28.04     4.375     6.028     6.249     6.131    40.13    0.03
      30 Cotton Products 109.787   109.888     9.024    10.939     21.22   109.921   107.707   109.888   111.803     1.71    0.59
      31 Cotton Apparel  109.026   108.991     8.954    10.875     21.45   109.101   106.805   108.991   110.912     1.66    0.96
      32 Cot Non-Apparel   0.761     0.897     0.070     0.065     -8.04     0.820     0.902     0.897     0.891     8.64    0.01
      40 Wool Products     0.598     0.851     0.102     0.034    -66.96     0.656     0.822     0.851     0.783    19.30    0.32
      41 Wool Apparel      0.193     0.270     0.025     0.009    -63.42     0.203     0.279     0.270     0.254    24.93    0.15
      42 Wool Non-Appare   0.405     0.582     0.077     0.024    -68.12     0.453     0.542     0.582     0.529    16.78    0.73
      60 MMF Products    169.803   176.401    13.028    18.697     43.52   167.067   176.993   176.401   182.071     8.98    0.40
      61 MMF Apparel     152.259   161.568    11.806    16.740     41.78   150.149   162.392   161.568   166.501    10.89    1.10
      62 MMF Non-Apparel  17.544    14.833     1.221     1.958     60.29    16.918    14.601    14.833    15.569    -7.97    0.05
      80 S and V Product   1.133     0.543     0.004     0.067   1798.07     0.861     0.524     0.543     0.606   -29.61    0.07
      81 S and V Apparel   0.244     0.191     0.001     0.028   1806.22     0.240     0.189     0.191     0.217    -9.41    0.07
      82 S and V Non-App   0.889     0.352     0.002     0.039   1792.25     0.621     0.335     0.352     0.389   -37.40    0.07

Cotton or Man-Made Fiber:
     222 Knit Fabric       2.600     1.871     0.013     0.000   -100.00     2.108     1.872     1.871     1.858   -11.89    0.10
     223 Non-Woven Fabri   2.674     0.376     0.214     0.000   -100.00     2.504     0.368     0.376     0.162   -93.54    0.00
     229 Special Fabric    9.344     7.114     0.606     1.712    182.38     9.093     7.174     7.114     8.220    -9.60    0.25
     237 Playsuit,Sunsui   0.414     0.517     0.154     0.119    -22.75     0.562     0.507     0.517     0.482   -14.29    0.44
     239 Baby Garm / Acc   6.251     8.859     0.615     0.769     25.02     6.449     8.212     8.859     9.013    39.76    1.19

Cotton:
     336 Cotton Dresses    0.520     1.299     0.124     0.056    -55.12     0.620     1.073     1.299     1.231    98.61    0.23
     338 Knit Shirts,MB    1.729     3.089     0.156     0.233     49.84     1.730     3.053     3.089     3.167    83.07    0.27
     339 W/G Knit Blouse   1.611     1.522     0.090     0.161     78.09     1.544     1.506     1.522     1.593     3.14    0.18
     340 N-Knt Shirts,MB  23.757    21.493     1.452     2.109     45.27    23.908    21.453    21.493    22.150    -7.35    3.38
     341 W/G N-Knt Blous   2.148     1.804     0.225     0.180    -20.09     2.226     1.823     1.804     1.759   -20.98    0.90
     342 Cotton Skirts     0.421     0.055     0.003     0.005    104.17     0.247     0.081     0.055     0.058   -76.64    0.10
     347 Cot.M/B Trouser  40.300    42.776     3.202     3.825     19.47    40.645    41.906    42.776    43.400     6.78    3.55
     348 W/G Slacks, etc  26.500    20.447     2.366     2.652     12.12    25.727    19.986    20.447    20.734   -19.41    1.26
     351 Cot. Nghtwr/PJs   0.524     0.509     0.027     0.034     25.89     0.472     0.599     0.509     0.516     9.29    0.07
     352 Cotton Underwea   0.289     3.175     0.123     0.508    312.23     0.387     3.029     3.175     3.560   819.11    0.22
     359 Oth. Cot. App.    4.284     3.714     0.413     0.414      0.26     4.259     3.715     3.714     3.715   -12.76    0.65

Wool:
     400 Wool Yarns        0.342     0.463     0.069     0.023    -67.07     0.382     0.428     0.463     0.416     8.90    1.71
     438 K Shirts,Blouse   0.006     0.008     0.000     0.000     50.00     0.005     0.008     0.008     0.008    41.82    0.04
     440 NK Shirts,Blous   0.017     0.003     0.000     0.001       *       0.017     0.003     0.003     0.004   -77.06    0.33
     445 Wool Sweater,MB   0.024     0.028     0.000     0.000    -43.48     0.024     0.028     0.028     0.028    15.31    0.62
     446 Wool Sweater,WG   0.016     0.013     0.000     0.000    -70.00     0.015     0.012     0.013     0.012   -17.38    0.08
     447 Wool Trousers,M   0.016     0.099     0.022     0.000    -99.80     0.038     0.105     0.099     0.077   101.06    0.57
     465 Floor Coverings   0.053     0.105     0.007     0.002    -75.01     0.060     0.101     0.105     0.100    68.10    0.40

Man-Made Fiber:
     632 Hosiery           0.816     0.659     0.022     0.047    115.94     0.801     0.690     0.659     0.685   -14.49    0.07
     634 Other Coats, MB   2.368     1.627     0.059     0.114     92.92     2.401     1.617     1.627     1.682   -29.94    0.36
     635 Coats, W/G        2.543     2.022     0.049     0.295    505.95     2.555     2.344     2.022     2.269   -11.20    0.42
     636 Dresses           1.134     1.913     0.009     0.034    296.51     1.133     2.142     1.913     1.938    71.11    0.12
     638 Knit Shirts, MB  59.526    62.542     4.663     7.754     66.29    57.982    62.625    62.542    65.633    13.19    5.06
     639 Knit Blouses,WG  19.566    22.704     1.671     1.690      1.12    19.491    23.326    22.704    22.722    16.58    1.51
     640 N-K Shirts, MB    2.169     2.770     0.311     0.364     17.18     2.384     2.575     2.770     2.824    18.43    1.93
     641 N-K Blouses, WG   3.313     4.468     0.393     0.375     -4.61     3.441     4.561     4.468     4.450    29.33    1.05
     642 Skirts            3.184     1.021     0.612     0.002    -99.62     3.575     1.475     1.021     0.411   -88.50    0.37
     643 MMF Suits, M/B    0.000     0.090     0.000     0.000       *       0.000     0.090     0.090     0.090      *      0.56
     645 MMF M/B Sweater   0.096     0.595     0.000     0.081       *       0.096     0.491     0.595     0.676   601.15    3.87
     646 MMF Sweaters,WG   1.046     0.180     0.000     0.008       *       1.046     0.007     0.180     0.188   -82.07    0.10
     647 Trousers,etc MB  15.576    16.685     1.536     2.067     34.51    14.864    16.620    16.685    17.216    15.82    2.67
     648 Slacks,etc. WG   28.566    32.122     1.979     2.447     23.61    28.267    31.664    32.122    32.589    15.29    3.81
     652 M-MF Underwear    0.061     1.008     0.002     0.088   5265.04     0.061     0.896     1.008     1.095  1690.12    0.10
     659 Oth. MMF App.    11.349     9.472     0.440     1.109    152.31    11.124     9.680     9.472    10.141    -8.83    0.31
     669 Other MMF Manuf   2.740     4.945     0.311     0.225    -27.54     2.954     4.740     4.945     4.859    64.50    0.12

Silk and Vegetable Fiber:
     838 S/V K Shirts/Bl   0.093     0.005     0.000     0.000   -100.00     0.091     0.004     0.005     0.005   -94.84    0.02
     840 S/V Wov Shirts    0.095     0.044     0.001     0.009   1452.94     0.095     0.044     0.044     0.053   -44.82    0.18