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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |   MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT-Top Ten     |
                                          |   U.S. General Imports              |
                                          |   Million Square Meters (MM2)       |
                                          |   Yarn                              |     
                                          |   January -  September2017          |
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                         YEAR TO DATE ( January-September)
                         2016    2017 

  World                   2,301   2,320 MM2, up     19 MM2 or   0.84% 


  TOP TEN COUNTRIES:

  China                     502     539 MM2, up     37 MM2 or   7.47% 

  Korea, South              450     475 MM2, up     24 MM2 or   5.43% 

  Mexico                    226     204 MM2, dn    -22 MM2 or  -9.83% 

  India                     188     188 MM2, dn     -0 MM2 or  -0.09% 

  Indonesia                 204     156 MM2, dn    -48 MM2 or -23.67% 

  Turkey                    111     130 MM2, up     19 MM2 or  16.97% 

  Taiwan                    116     128 MM2, up     12 MM2 or  10.64% 

  Canada                    120     111 MM2, dn     -8 MM2 or  -6.72% 

  Portugal                   53      47 MM2, dn     -6 MM2 or -11.70% 

  Germany                    30      33 MM2, up      2 MM2 or   7.22%