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  ______________                          |                                     |                                 March 6, 2018
 |              |                         |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
 | _SUB-SAHARA  |                         |    U.S. General Imports By Country  |
 |______________|                         |  Data through  1/2018 in Million $  |
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                           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          1043.984  1066.561    81.367   100.103     23.03  1036.160  1060.865  1066.561  1085.297      4.74    1.02
       1 Apparel        1028.648  1047.742    79.142    98.845     24.90  1020.040  1042.691  1047.742  1067.445      4.65    1.33
       2 Non-Apparel      15.336    18.819     2.226     1.258    -43.48    16.121    18.174    18.819    17.852     10.74    0.07
      11 Yarns             2.228     3.011     0.342     0.202    -40.89     2.416     2.738     3.011     2.871     18.85    0.23
      12 Fabrics           6.865     4.181     0.573     0.664     15.94     6.516     4.179     4.181     4.273    -34.43    0.07
      14 Made Ups / Mis    6.243    11.627     1.311     0.392    -70.13     7.189    11.256    11.627    10.708     48.96    0.06
      30 Cotton Product  526.763   503.553    41.747    47.614     14.05   528.247   498.250   503.553   509.419     -3.56    1.11
      31 Cotton Apparel  525.117   500.585    40.918    47.502     16.09   525.854   495.268   500.585   507.168     -3.55    1.35
      32 Cot Non-Appare    1.646     2.968     0.829     0.112    -86.51     2.393     2.981     2.968     2.251     -5.94    0.03
      40 Wool Products     8.047    10.417     0.683     0.457    -33.03     8.297    10.093    10.417    10.191     22.84    0.25
      41 Wool Apparel      4.041     4.512     0.147     0.212     44.21     3.918     4.499     4.512     4.577     16.83    0.16
      42 Wool Non-Appar    4.006     5.905     0.535     0.245    -54.26     4.379     5.594     5.905     5.614     28.21    0.53
      60 MMF Products    506.633   550.618    38.855    51.805     33.33   497.221   550.617   550.618   563.569     13.34    1.03
      61 MMF Apparel     497.842   541.412    37.994    50.972     34.16   488.583   541.683   541.412   554.389     13.47    1.43
      62 MMF Non-Appare    8.791     9.207     0.861     0.833     -3.17     8.639     8.934     9.207     9.179      6.26    0.06
      80 S and V Produc    2.541     1.973     0.083     0.226    174.25     2.395     1.905     1.973     2.117    -11.60    0.12
      81 S and V Appare    1.649     1.234     0.082     0.159     93.79     1.686     1.240     1.234     1.311    -22.25    0.12
      82 S and V Non-Ap    0.893     0.740     0.001     0.068   9518.16     0.709     0.664     0.740     0.807     13.70    0.13

Cotton or Man-Made Fiber:
     222 Knit Fabric       2.279     0.679     0.015     0.000   -100.00     1.876     0.680     0.679     0.665    -64.56    0.11
     223 Non-Woven Fabr    0.989     0.290     0.184     0.000   -100.00     1.009     0.283     0.290     0.106    -89.53    0.01
     229 Special Fabric    2.903     2.219     0.233     0.534    129.28     2.813     2.227     2.219     2.520    -10.41    0.16
     237 Playsuit,Sunsu    1.172     1.438     0.369     0.337     -8.69     1.509     1.396     1.438     1.406     -6.87    0.62
     239 Baby Garm / Ac   19.432    25.533     1.721     2.584     50.13    19.713    23.969    25.533    26.396     33.90    1.13

Cotton:
     336 Cotton Dresses    2.328     3.588     0.193     0.280     45.26     2.373     3.345     3.588     3.675     54.89    0.38
     338 Knit Shirts,MB   17.042    25.503     1.598     1.415    -11.50    17.011    25.313    25.503    25.320     48.84    0.42
     339 W/G Knit Blous    9.574    10.087     0.626     0.948     51.57     9.260    10.130    10.087    10.410     12.42    0.20
     340 N-Knt Shirts,M  144.541   120.808     7.972    11.553     44.93   144.242   121.102   120.808   124.389    -13.76    4.69
     341 W/G N-Knt Blou   12.864    10.256     1.319     0.816    -38.13    13.650    10.760    10.256     9.753    -28.55    0.87
     342 Cotton Skirts     2.231     0.546     0.025     0.041     61.60     1.318     0.607     0.546     0.562    -57.38    0.24
     347 Cot.M/B Trouse  195.131   203.761    15.565    17.645     13.37   197.989   201.391   203.761   205.842      3.97    3.57
     348 W/G Slacks, et  112.662    86.198    10.463    10.884      4.03   110.356    84.039    86.198    86.620    -21.51    1.44
     351 Cot. Nghtwr/PJ    0.978     0.992     0.108     0.104     -3.80     0.860     1.107     0.992     0.988     14.92    0.14
     352 Cotton Underwe    0.607     8.237     0.429     1.190    177.52     1.000     8.080     8.237     8.998    799.77    0.40
     359 Oth. Cot. App.    4.867     4.554     0.410     0.389     -5.05     4.677     4.551     4.554     4.533     -3.08    0.40

Wool:
     400 Wool Yarns        2.159     2.917     0.340     0.199    -41.55     2.345     2.643     2.917     2.776     18.40    2.40
     438 K Shirts,Blous    0.252     0.308     0.001     0.004    226.20     0.243     0.310     0.308     0.311     27.85    0.09
     440 NK Shirts,Blou    0.110     0.188     0.000     0.041       *       0.110     0.174     0.188     0.229    108.34    1.15
     445 Wool Sweater,M    0.612     0.711     0.002     0.003      2.90     0.602     0.717     0.711     0.711     18.17    0.54
     446 Wool Sweater,W    0.920     0.771     0.042     0.009    -79.81     0.883     0.710     0.771     0.738    -16.44    0.17
     447 Wool Trousers,    0.157     0.520     0.049     0.001    -98.14     0.205     0.531     0.520     0.472    130.86    0.19
     465 Floor Covering    1.638     2.742     0.180     0.039    -78.31     1.813     2.717     2.742     2.601     43.47    0.36

Man-Made Fiber:
     632 Hosiery           5.664     4.463     0.160     0.313     95.46     5.558     4.691     4.463     4.616    -16.96    0.35
     634 Other Coats, M    5.431     4.422     0.277     0.295      6.42     5.639     4.416     4.422     4.440    -21.27    0.23
     635 Coats, W/G        9.884     4.778     0.152     0.696    356.83     9.933     7.291     4.778     5.322    -46.42    0.27
     636 Dresses           2.483     3.252     0.030     0.112    275.56     2.404     3.642     3.252     3.334     38.67    0.10
     638 Knit Shirts, M  178.484   186.066    13.462    21.753     61.59   172.720   186.457   186.066   194.357     12.53    5.04
     639 Knit Blouses,W   64.127    77.591     5.133     4.928     -4.00    64.242    78.863    77.591    77.385     20.46    1.46
     640 N-K Shirts, MB    8.170     8.764     1.047     1.160     10.80     8.863     8.205     8.764     8.877      0.16    1.60
     641 N-K Blouses, W   11.606    17.981     1.574     1.314    -16.50    12.317    17.624    17.981    17.721     43.88    0.89
     642 Skirts            9.244     3.848     2.295     0.016    -99.32    10.723     5.084     3.848     1.569    -85.37    0.34
     643 MMF Suits, M/B    0.000     0.153     0.000     0.000       *       0.000     0.153     0.153     0.153       *      0.22
     645 MMF M/B Sweate    0.267     1.177     0.000     0.032       *       0.267     1.104     1.177     1.209    353.35    2.99
     646 MMF Sweaters,W    3.466     0.090     0.000     0.003       *       3.466     0.045     0.090     0.093    -97.31    0.03
     647 Trousers,etc M   54.640    61.710     5.690     6.368     11.91    52.066    61.206    61.710    62.388     19.82    2.45
     648 Slacks,etc. WG  126.895   144.217     6.968    11.017     58.11   122.860   141.380   144.217   148.266     20.68    4.66
     652 M-MF Underwear    0.465     1.681     0.018     0.272   1407.41     0.467     1.371     1.681     1.935    314.80    0.13
     659 Oth. MMF App.    12.504    12.744     0.765     1.073     40.27    12.533    12.394    12.744    13.052      4.14    0.29
     669 Other MMF Manu    2.255     4.844     0.296     0.213    -28.14     2.458     4.615     4.844     4.760     93.71    0.40

Silk and Vegetable Fiber:
     838 S/V K Shirts/B    0.309     0.016     0.000     0.000   -100.00     0.284     0.015     0.016     0.016    -94.52    0.01
     840 S/V Wov Shirts    0.931     0.377     0.016     0.101    527.52     0.944     0.379     0.377     0.462    -51.02    0.23