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                                          |                                     |                                  June 5, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  4/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     239.899    246.494     83.498     89.358      7.02   234.572    250.568    250.903    252.353       7.58  100.00

     CHINA P    41.217     54.578     15.259     15.765      3.32    44.760     55.841     56.120     55.085      23.07   21.83

     MEXICO     59.321     49.408     17.265     16.192     -6.22    55.627     46.758     46.719     48.335     -13.11   19.15

     CHINA T    38.117     40.382     12.782     14.103     10.33    39.092     40.097     39.894     41.702       6.68   16.53

     PORTUGL    18.263     15.678      9.769      9.326     -4.54    15.667     16.283     15.028     15.235      -2.76    6.04

     FRANCE      9.521      9.435      2.852      4.910     72.19     8.573     10.612     11.256     11.493      34.06    4.55

     CZECH       2.449      9.370      2.531      3.730     47.40     4.340     10.781     10.856     10.569     143.51    4.19

     INDIA       6.368      6.871      1.868      2.773     48.40     6.184      7.800      7.937      7.775      25.74    3.08

     CANADA      8.414      7.748      2.532      2.389     -5.65     8.028      7.316      7.409      7.605      -5.27    3.01

     VIETNAM     6.573      6.217      2.249      2.514     11.80     6.131      6.190      6.337      6.482       5.73    2.57

     TURKEY      3.441      5.253      1.634      2.186     33.81     3.685      5.779      5.951      5.805      57.53    2.30

     ITALY       4.921      5.572      1.830      1.791     -2.14     5.067      5.689      5.528      5.533       9.20    2.19

     ISRAEL      2.199      3.606      1.574      2.498     58.77     2.190      4.111      4.882      4.530     106.84    1.80

     THAILND     3.391      3.809      1.257      1.384     10.13     3.173      3.878      3.964      3.936      24.06    1.56

     GERMANY     3.304      3.128      1.020      1.285     25.97     3.442      3.400      3.438      3.393      -1.43    1.34

     JAPAN       6.266      2.690      0.827      1.485     79.67     3.800      3.057      3.160      3.349     -11.88    1.33

     POLAND      3.858      3.419      0.952      0.774    -18.71     3.757      3.620      3.487      3.241     -13.72    1.28

     KOR REP     3.437      3.502      0.996      0.698    -29.89     3.441      3.269      3.121      3.204      -6.87    1.27

     PHIL R      2.853      2.945      1.106      0.811    -26.70     2.764      2.779      2.703      2.649      -4.16    1.05

     C RICA      1.711      1.981      1.402      1.025    -26.87     2.016      1.966      1.913      1.604     -20.42    0.64

     U KING      1.535      1.486      0.507      0.596     17.54     1.465      1.658      1.848      1.575       7.49    0.62

     LATVIA      0.177      1.153      0.023      0.195    754.35     0.097      1.301      1.301      1.326    1268.67    0.53

     INDNSIA     1.705      1.551      0.636      0.390    -38.67     1.754      1.479      1.389      1.305     -25.59    0.52

     GUATMAL     1.544      0.912      0.187      0.572    206.06     0.899      1.190      1.176      1.297      44.22    0.51

     HUNGARY     2.527      0.942      0.531      0.530     -0.23     2.004      0.900      0.919      0.941     -53.06    0.37

     ROMANIA     0.857      0.911      0.362      0.213    -41.23     0.950      0.842      0.826      0.762     -19.88    0.30

     HONDURA     0.545      0.406      0.150      0.192     27.48     0.412      0.430      0.431      0.448       8.53    0.18


     _WTO      239.811    246.492     83.498     89.354      7.01   234.518    250.567    250.900    252.348       7.60  100.00

     _OECD      63.508     67.475     25.980     28.816     10.92    61.619     71.177     70.640     70.311      14.11   27.86

     _W HEMI    73.249     61.110     21.849     20.588     -5.77    68.374     58.324     58.237     59.849     -12.47   23.72

     _NAFTA     67.734     57.156     19.797     18.580     -6.15    63.655     54.074     54.129     55.940     -12.12   22.17

     _EU27      49.889     52.978     21.106     23.836     12.94    47.897     56.915     56.259     55.708      16.31   22.08

     _EU28      49.889     52.978     21.106     23.836     12.94    47.897     56.915     56.259     55.708      16.31   22.08

     _ASEAN     14.593     14.539      5.252      5.104     -2.81    13.892     14.349     14.413     14.392       3.60    5.70

     _CAFTA      3.813      3.303      1.739      1.788      2.81     3.331      3.590      3.523      3.352       0.63    1.33