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  ______________                          |                                     |                               October 2, 2017
 |              |                         |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
 | _SUB-SAHARA  |                         |    U.S. General Imports By Country  |
 |______________|                         |  Data through  8/2017 in Million $  |
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                           Calendar Years       Year-to-Date                 Year-Endings                             YE  8/2017
 Ctrl, Cat, Product        2015      2016     8/2016    8/2017  % Change    8/2016    6/2017    7/2017    8/2017  % Change % Share


Aggregations:
       0 Total          1030.876  1043.966   677.655   680.043      0.35  1045.296  1036.611  1035.445  1046.354      0.10    1.01
       1 Apparel        1013.923  1028.630   667.113   666.935     -0.03  1029.231  1019.761  1017.292  1028.452     -0.08    1.29
       2 Non-Apparel      16.953    15.336    10.542    13.108     24.34    16.065    16.850    18.154    17.902     11.43    0.07
      11 Yarns             4.119     2.228     1.652     1.773      7.30     3.318     2.483     2.418     2.349    -29.22    0.19
      12 Fabrics           8.151     6.865     4.970     2.799    -43.67     6.754     5.270     5.333     4.695    -30.49    0.08
      14 Made Ups / Mis    4.683     6.243     3.920     8.536    117.75     5.993     9.098    10.402    10.858     81.18    0.06
      30 Cotton Product  523.105   526.763   352.217   325.344     -7.63   534.781   505.085   501.015   499.890     -6.52    1.09
      31 Cotton Apparel  521.541   525.117   351.015   322.942     -8.00   533.013   502.370   498.265   497.044     -6.75    1.33
      32 Cot Non-Appare    1.564     1.646     1.202     2.402     99.77     1.768     2.714     2.750     2.845     60.89    0.03
      40 Wool Products     9.685     8.047     5.133     6.249     21.74     9.530     9.063     9.103     9.163     -3.85    0.22
      41 Wool Apparel      4.559     4.041     2.558     2.336     -8.69     4.811     3.991     3.925     3.819    -20.63    0.13
      42 Wool Non-Appar    5.126     4.006     2.575     3.913     51.97     4.719     5.072     5.178     5.344     13.24    0.50
      60 MMF Products    495.834   506.615   318.125   347.254      9.16   498.450   520.901   523.691   535.744      7.48    1.02
      61 MMF Apparel     486.002   497.824   312.026   340.785      9.22   489.707   512.384   514.028   526.583      7.53    1.38
      62 MMF Non-Appare    9.832     8.791     6.099     6.469      6.07     8.744     8.517     9.663     9.161      4.77    0.06
      80 S and V Produc    2.251     2.541     2.180     1.196    -45.12     2.535     1.562     1.637     1.558    -38.55    0.09
      81 S and V Appare    1.820     1.649     1.514     0.872    -42.39     1.701     1.015     1.073     1.007    -40.82    0.09
      82 S and V Non-Ap    0.431     0.893     0.666     0.324    -51.34     0.834     0.547     0.563     0.551    -33.93    0.10

Cotton or Man-Made Fiber:
     222 Knit Fabric       3.035     2.279     1.879     0.678    -63.93     2.324     1.360     1.475     1.078    -53.63    0.17
     223 Non-Woven Fabr    0.802     0.989     0.801     0.261    -67.43     1.142     0.553     0.551     0.449    -60.68    0.03
     229 Special Fabric    3.494     2.903     1.850     1.111    -39.96     2.582     2.356     2.291     2.164    -16.20    0.15
     237 Playsuit,Sunsu    0.277     1.172     0.452     1.163    157.50     0.570     1.913     1.861     1.883    230.38    0.83
     239 Baby Garm / Ac   15.433    19.432    12.530    16.280     29.93    18.143    20.378    21.245    23.182     27.77    1.01

Cotton:
     336 Cotton Dresses    1.583     2.328     1.459     2.391     63.92     1.944     2.945     3.141     3.261     67.69    0.33
     338 Knit Shirts,MB   26.066    17.042    11.993    16.917     41.06    20.459    18.275    20.030    21.966      7.37    0.37
     339 W/G Knit Blous   13.166     9.574     7.138     6.431     -9.90    11.924     9.052     9.389     8.868    -25.63    0.17
     340 N-Knt Shirts,M  150.201   144.541    97.720    77.034    -21.17   149.631   131.146   129.279   123.854    -17.23    4.50
     341 W/G N-Knt Blou   13.184    12.864     8.224     7.339    -10.77    12.569    12.611    11.729    11.979     -4.69    1.07
     342 Cotton Skirts     0.853     2.231     2.072     0.505    -75.62     2.380     0.726     0.700     0.665    -72.07    0.29
     347 Cot.M/B Trouse  184.280   195.131   124.648   129.007      3.50   192.260   197.400   198.409   199.490      3.76    3.51
     348 W/G Slacks, et  110.006   112.662    79.471    57.133    -28.11   115.970    97.052    91.337    90.324    -22.11    1.52
     351 Cot. Nghtwr/PJ    0.515     0.978     0.645     0.736     14.07     0.866     1.076     1.106     1.069     23.44    0.15
     352 Cotton Underwe    0.178     0.607     0.236     5.285   2141.38     0.313     4.391     4.940     5.656   1706.53    0.25
     359 Oth. Cot. App.    6.500     4.867     3.298     2.873    -12.90     5.327     4.095     4.091     4.442    -16.62    0.41

Wool:
     400 Wool Yarns        4.025     2.159     1.614     1.708      5.81     3.252     2.387     2.319     2.252    -30.74    2.00
     438 K Shirts,Blous    0.441     0.252     0.152     0.230     51.03     0.398     0.251     0.324     0.330    -17.03    0.10
     440 NK Shirts,Blou    0.070     0.110     0.042     0.046      8.43     0.057     0.114     0.118     0.113     97.28    0.61
     445 Wool Sweater,M    1.146     0.612     0.220     0.153    -30.49     1.181     0.587     0.543     0.545    -53.88    0.41
     446 Wool Sweater,W    0.644     0.920     0.615     0.418    -32.09     0.829     0.815     0.719     0.723    -12.82    0.17
     447 Wool Trousers,    0.043     0.157     0.098     0.304    211.12     0.115     0.234     0.381     0.363    215.78    0.14
     465 Floor Covering    1.002     1.638     0.896     2.026    126.22     1.338     2.380     2.563     2.768    106.90    0.38

Man-Made Fiber:
     632 Hosiery           5.994     5.664     3.719     2.864    -22.99     6.137     5.048     4.724     4.809    -21.64    0.38
     634 Other Coats, M    4.009     5.431     3.116     1.646    -47.17     4.984     4.699     4.306     3.962    -20.52    0.22
     635 Coats, W/G        4.497     9.884     1.675     2.763     64.93     3.939     9.847    10.208    10.972    178.57    0.55
     636 Dresses           2.386     2.477     1.615     2.664     64.98     2.899     2.986     3.109     3.526     21.64    0.10
     638 Knit Shirts, M  136.162   178.484   120.007   122.865      2.38   166.658   178.552   177.879   181.343      8.81    4.87
     639 Knit Blouses,W   74.518    64.127    37.519    44.948     19.80    61.561    70.798    71.168    71.556     16.23    1.36
     640 N-K Shirts, MB    5.988     8.170     5.214     6.014     15.33     8.165     9.377     9.072     8.969      9.84    1.63
     641 N-K Blouses, W    8.425    11.606     7.404    11.200     51.26    10.394    14.359    14.483    15.401     48.17    0.75
     642 Skirts           21.478     9.244     7.898     3.685    -53.35    14.149     5.037     5.036     5.030    -64.45    1.01
     643 MMF Suits, M/B    0.100     0.000     0.000     0.153       *       0.000     0.122     0.122     0.153       *      0.22
     645 MMF M/B Sweate    0.017     0.267     0.120     0.683    468.50     0.121     0.244     0.515     0.829    585.30    2.11
     646 MMF Sweaters,W    5.889     3.466     2.113     0.018    -99.14     7.913     3.460     3.461     1.371    -82.67    0.41
     647 Trousers,etc M   50.759    54.640    36.934    38.732      4.87    52.802    53.420    52.390    56.439      6.89    2.34
     648 Slacks,etc. WG  137.271   126.883    74.415    88.974     19.56   129.187   136.363   138.193   141.442      9.49    4.53
     659 Oth. MMF App.    11.803    12.504     7.629     8.443     10.66    11.655    12.288    12.710    13.318     14.27    0.30
     669 Other MMF Manu    1.862     2.255     1.319     3.465    162.78     2.176     3.310     4.327     4.402    102.25    0.39

Silk and Vegetable Fiber:
     838 S/V K Shirts/B    0.051     0.309     0.296     0.014    -95.29     0.329     0.034     0.032     0.027    -91.72    0.02
     840 S/V Wov Shirts    1.194     0.931     0.919     0.240    -73.91     0.956     0.269     0.293     0.252    -73.64    0.12