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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  4/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  4/2018
   Country      2016       2017       4/2017     4/2018  % Change    4/2017     2/2018     3/2018     4/2018   % Change % Share


     WORLD     77745644  79113865   28406979   30019117      5.68  76568903   80239694   80303559   80726003       5.43  100.00

     CHINA T   17454063  18762574    6000901    6454066      7.55  18025589   18520643   18486452   19215739       6.60   23.80

     MEXICO    20798178  14395939    5099399    4853069     -4.83  18329076   13575961   13564166   14149609     -22.80   17.53

     CHINA P    9788553  12659701    3597206    3830955      6.50  10798160   12842201   13037334   12893450      19.40   15.97

     PORTUGL    8517095   8122141    5228288    4597286    -12.07   7943573    8313348    7631996    7491139      -5.70    9.28

     CZECH      1362804   4746667    1245767    1903024     52.76   2241193    5437217    5509669    5403924     141.12    6.69

     INDIA      3622823   3690515    1113052    1459019     31.08   3577615    4207744    4213721    4036482      12.83    5.00

     VIETNAM    2858704   2738100    1116281    1174501      5.22   2780008    2669909    2712788    2796320       0.59    3.46

     ISRAEL      866901   1541272     662160     917333     38.54    909352    1822742    1962785    1796445      97.55    2.23

     CANADA     1796435   1597829     500143     490778     -1.87   1698253    1546054    1583521    1588464      -6.46    1.97

     POLAND     1057507   1064030     227336     314411     38.30   1075789    1183441    1174118    1151105       7.00    1.43

     INDNSIA    1333959   1104016     394496     317385    -19.55   1208983    1107819    1111827    1026905     -15.06    1.27

     THAILND     897577   1001067     333566     356966      7.02    832556    1025219    1040201    1024467      23.05    1.27

     FRANCE      402883    465165     157043     700747    346.21    424615     580752     947036    1008869     137.60    1.25

     KOR REP     978403   1006421     301207     192973    -35.93    982665     927381     884240     898187      -8.60    1.11

     PHIL R      917162    992227     377687     250386    -33.71    919095     911251     883550     864926      -5.89    1.07

     C RICA      891808   1061715     768297     502813    -34.55   1105661    1001814     958791     796231     -27.99    0.99

     TURKEY      442534    731802     285376     285668      0.10    534228     765906     772198     732094      37.04    0.91

     LATVIA       51096    622388      14383     109173    659.04     47594     709324     709324     717178    1406.87    0.89

     GUATMAL     760022    468081     107383     260885    142.95    475404     595415     573237     621583      30.75    0.77

     ITALY       539321    656342     218859     176161    -19.51    591059     657214     631102     613644       3.82    0.76

     U KING      209784    286779      83523     164423     96.86    223571     340430     417021     367679      64.46    0.46

     HUNGARY     609146    224129     105874     235277    122.22    359857     291162     327178     353532      -1.76    0.44

     GERMANY     197115    235984      94548      95498      1.00    229716     235443     239625     236934       3.14    0.29

     JAPAN       359339    149435      49081      90925     85.25    280405     145782     152195     191279     -31.78    0.24

     HONDURA     289726    191966      89603      87729     -2.09    214694     199471     185830     190092     -11.46    0.24

     ROMANIA     129154    115701      45797      33227    -27.45    138159     110103     107807     103131     -25.35    0.13


     _WTO      77738481  79113765   28406979   30018853      5.67  76564500   80239594   80303359   80725639       5.43  100.00

     _OECD     16343745  19427270    8573703    9239575      7.77  16593814   20572196   20397117   20093142      21.09   24.89

     _EU27     13288208  16801176    7526931    8398924     11.58  13526170   18124995   17948560   17673169      30.66   21.89

     _EU28     13288208  16801176    7526931    8398924     11.58  13526170   18124995   17948560   17673169      30.66   21.89

     _W HEMI   24740150  17779681    6597033    6229146     -5.58  21978516   16993325   16931030   17411794     -20.78   21.57

     _NAFTA    22594613  15993768    5599542    5343847     -4.57  20027329   15122015   15147687   15738073     -21.42   19.50

     _ASEAN     6044188   5837251    2222282    2099790     -5.51   5777155    5716591    5750507    5714759      -1.08    7.08

     _CAFTA     1942013   1722471     965317     851427    -11.80   1795971    1797409    1718567    1608581     -10.43    1.99