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                                          |                                     |                                  June 5, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  4/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                         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    1405.724   1536.576    472.084    508.494      7.71  1449.687   1543.413   1560.190   1572.987       8.51  100.00

     CHINA P   391.211    446.755    135.527    139.476      2.91   418.129    452.270    455.784    450.705       7.79   28.65

     VIETNAM   167.141    160.878     51.313     51.253     -0.12   164.266    154.059    155.917    160.817      -2.10   10.22

     KOR REP   126.827    161.059     54.813     52.464     -4.29   137.328    156.902    157.695    158.709      15.57   10.09

     CHINA T   153.694    150.429     37.124     32.757    -11.76   154.112    151.663    149.940    146.061      -5.22    9.29

     JAPAN     125.121    123.655     40.493     40.499      0.01   124.559    121.477    122.498    123.660      -0.72    7.86

     CANADA     87.692     97.537     28.583     41.375     44.75    86.685    102.698    106.221    110.329      27.28    7.01

     MEXICO     93.887     91.581     30.508     40.075     31.36    90.557     94.313     97.310    101.148      11.70    6.43

     GERMANY    41.102     53.367     16.744     21.510     28.46    46.858     55.081     56.451     58.133      24.06    3.70

     ITALY      21.132     30.430      8.754     10.938     24.94    22.098     32.949     32.022     32.614      47.59    2.07

     INDIA      28.232     30.947      8.005      8.172      2.08    29.824     31.003     31.034     31.114       4.33    1.98

     SWITZLD    27.792     29.736     10.470      9.974     -4.73    29.795     29.080     28.779     29.240      -1.86    1.86

     TURKEY     15.240     22.843      6.289      8.653     37.59    17.827     22.894     24.583     25.207      41.40    1.60

     U KING     15.977     17.870      5.109      6.157     20.52    15.936     18.475     18.709     18.919      18.72    1.20

     FRANCE     11.976     13.596      4.256      4.356      2.35    12.399     13.767     13.900     13.696      10.47    0.87

     SPAIN      12.042      9.259      3.486      3.214     -7.81    11.639      8.903      8.956      8.987     -22.78    0.57

     THAILND     7.880      8.534      2.931      2.720     -7.20     7.413      8.400      8.615      8.324      12.28    0.53

     N ZEAL      9.385      9.679      3.625      1.863    -48.62    10.477      8.634      8.267      7.916     -24.44    0.50

     INDNSIA     8.543      7.217      2.116      2.335     10.37     7.354      7.166      7.328      7.437       1.13    0.47

     COLOMB      2.217      4.968      1.209      3.155    160.96     2.885      5.930      6.481      6.914     139.66    0.44

     CAMBOD      3.896      4.770      1.497      2.976     98.76     3.933      5.204      5.656      6.249      58.89    0.40

     NETHLDS     6.199      5.687      2.046      2.341     14.42     6.306      5.622      5.571      5.982      -5.14    0.38

     BELGIUM     4.612      5.311      1.340      1.880     40.32     4.493      5.676      5.698      5.852      30.25    0.37

     PORTUGL     2.573      4.674      1.295      1.639     26.59     2.960      4.901      4.915      5.018      69.54    0.32

     AUSTRAL     4.592      5.509      1.803      1.220    -32.31     4.977      5.256      5.150      4.927      -1.01    0.31

     ROMANIA     2.296      3.959      1.081      1.704     57.61     2.771      3.989      4.373      4.581      65.31    0.29

     ISRAEL      1.795      3.745      1.341      1.930     43.93     2.435      4.140      4.280      4.334      77.98    0.28

     PERU        2.828      3.254      1.515      1.782     17.63     3.603      3.381      3.373      3.522      -2.25    0.22

     LUXMBRG     5.772      2.052      0.604      1.849    206.10     4.521      2.166      2.595      3.297     -27.07    0.21

     SWEDEN      0.519      3.239      1.235      1.259      1.97     1.536      3.193      3.298      3.263     112.39    0.21

     SLOVAK      2.759      3.160      1.175      1.203      2.45     3.242      2.969      2.971      3.189      -1.66    0.20

     AUSTRIA     2.709      2.922      0.992      1.218     22.71     2.688      3.081      2.909      3.148      17.10    0.20

     REP SAF     2.849      2.127      0.406      0.904    122.50     2.436      2.431      2.497      2.625       7.74    0.17

     CZECH       2.188      1.982      0.748      0.999     33.53     1.941      2.107      2.408      2.233      15.04    0.14

     HG KONG     0.943      1.320      0.161      0.713    344.15     0.894      1.729      1.694      1.873     109.40    0.12

     SALVADR     1.400      1.608      0.499      0.608     21.74     1.432      1.621      1.641      1.716      19.90    0.11

     PHIL R      1.463      1.336      0.535      0.311    -41.97     1.368      1.137      1.205      1.112     -18.77    0.07

     ARAB EM     0.087      0.335      0.014      0.441   3092.41     0.091      0.518      0.688      0.762     739.91    0.05

     DOM REP     1.417      1.151      0.553      0.143    -74.15     1.095      0.912      0.738      0.742     -32.29    0.05

     LITHUAN     0.299      0.493      0.131      0.255     94.16     0.399      0.548      0.544      0.616      54.38    0.04

     PAKISTN     0.517      0.635      0.304      0.061    -79.96     0.679      0.366      0.408      0.392     -42.29    0.02

     MALAYSA     0.464      0.320      0.110      0.178     62.06     0.475      0.257      0.375      0.388     -18.23    0.02

     IRELAND     0.089      0.168      0.025      0.136    449.41     0.080      0.243      0.240      0.279     248.57    0.02


     _WTO     1405.663   1536.418    472.002    508.477      7.73  1449.566   1543.309   1560.100   1572.893       8.51   99.99

     _OECD     401.287    479.227    152.622    173.517     13.69   422.873    483.802    490.476    500.122      18.27   31.79

     _W HEMI   190.931    201.736     63.448     87.383     37.72   187.804    210.206    217.047    225.672      20.16   14.35

     _NAFTA    181.579    189.118     59.091     81.450     37.84   177.242    197.011    203.531    211.477      19.32   13.44

     _ASEAN    189.457    183.117     58.553     59.782      2.10   184.917    176.269    179.106    184.347      -0.31   11.72

     _EU28     133.780    159.520     49.400     61.129     23.74   141.249    164.895    166.715    171.249      21.24   10.89

     _EU27     133.780    159.519     49.400     61.129     23.74   141.249    164.894    166.714    171.248      21.24   10.89

     _CAFTA      3.832      3.512      1.536      0.858    -44.13     3.639      2.998      2.748      2.834     -22.12    0.18

     _SUB-SAH    2.903      2.219      0.412      0.905    119.90     2.465      2.520      2.583      2.712      10.05    0.17