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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2018
                                          |   MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT-Top Ten     |
                                          |   U.S. General Imports              |
                                          |   Million Square Meters (MM2)       |
                                          |   Yarn                              |     
                                          |   January -  September2018          |
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                         YEAR TO DATE ( January-September)
                         2017    2018 

  World                   2,319   2,592 MM2, up    273 MM2 or  11.77% 


  TOP TEN COUNTRIES:

  China                     539     651 MM2, up    112 MM2 or  20.79% 

  Korea, South              475     583 MM2, up    108 MM2 or  22.84% 

  Mexico                    204     230 MM2, up     26 MM2 or  12.66% 

  India                     188     221 MM2, up     33 MM2 or  17.81% 

  Indonesia                 156     162 MM2, up      6 MM2 or   4.14% 

  Taiwan                    128     136 MM2, up      8 MM2 or   6.07% 

  Canada                    112     111 MM2, dn     -0 MM2 or  -0.06% 

  Turkey                    129     103 MM2, dn    -27 MM2 or -20.59% 

  Portugal                   47      44 MM2, dn     -3 MM2 or  -5.40% 

  Germany                    33      33 MM2, up      1 MM2 or   2.48%