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                                          |                                     |                              February 6, 2018
                                          |   MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT-Top Ten     |
                                          |   U.S. General Imports              |
                                          |   Million Square Meters (MM2)       |
                                          |   Other Misc. Imports               |     
                                          |   January -  December 2017          |
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                         YEAR TO DATE ( January-December )
                         2016    2017 

  World                  20,345  22,416 MM2, up  2,072 MM2 or  10.18% 


  TOP TEN COUNTRIES:

  China                  13,440  14,817 MM2, up  1,377 MM2 or  10.24% 

  India                   2,395   2,656 MM2, up    262 MM2 or  10.93% 

  Pakistan                1,765   1,825 MM2, up     60 MM2 or   3.38% 

  Mexico                    741     834 MM2, up     93 MM2 or  12.60% 

  Vietnam                   314     422 MM2, up    108 MM2 or  34.38% 

  Bangladesh                333     385 MM2, up     53 MM2 or  15.86% 

  Turkey                    208     210 MM2, up      3 MM2 or   1.32% 

  Israel                    176     148 MM2, dn    -27 MM2 or -15.57% 

  Canada                    132     138 MM2, up      5 MM2 or   3.95% 

  Portugal                   59     112 MM2, up     54 MM2 or  91.66%