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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 12/2016 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 12/2016
   Country      2014       2015      12/2015    12/2016  % Change   12/2015    10/2016    11/2016    12/2016   % Change % Share


     WORLD     76117969  84877226   84877226   77735911     -8.41  84877226   79126464   78732177   77735911      -8.41  100.00

     MEXICO    18831601  20286423   20286423   20798440      2.52  20286423   21818448   21206763   20798440       2.52   26.76

     CHINA T   17070589  18838784   18838784   17454076     -7.35  18838784   17520270   17321801   17454076      -7.35   22.45

     CHINA P    7980970  10095545   10095545    9739777     -3.52  10095545    9284206    9579019    9739777      -3.52   12.53

     PORTUGL   10435159  11303152   11303152    8507337    -24.73  11303152    9484333    9467511    8507337     -24.73   10.94

     INDIA      3441627   3356833    3356833    3660944      9.06   3356833    3540583    3762594    3660944       9.06    4.71

     VIETNAM    2780169   3756219    3756219    2858704    -23.89   3756219    2924886    2903427    2858704     -23.89    3.68

     CANADA     2213087   1810773    1810773    1796452     -0.79   1810773    1883258    1777331    1796452      -0.79    2.31

     CZECH       824958   2904306    2904306    1362804    -53.08   2904306    1213595    1220875    1362804     -53.08    1.75

     INDNSIA    1301454   1217468    1217468    1333959      9.57   1217468    1291243    1307042    1333959       9.57    1.72

     POLAND       94518    523489     523489    1057507    102.01    523489     839631    1076951    1057507     102.01    1.36

     KOR REP    1080756   1127481    1127481     978403    -13.22   1127481     982336    1007903     978403     -13.22    1.26

     PHIL R     1351413   1287098    1287098     917162    -28.74   1287098     940291     922864     917162     -28.74    1.18

     THAILND     477782    758995     758995     897577     18.26    758995     920958     872201     897577      18.26    1.15

     C RICA     1211048    817310     817310     891808      9.12    817310     985224     927582     891808       9.12    1.15

     ISRAEL      312099    681869     681869     866901     27.14    681869     698158     698631     866901      27.14    1.12

     GUATMAL    1088918    909513     909513     760022    -16.44    909513     752694     735247     760022     -16.44    0.98

     HUNGARY      88994    418065     418065     609146     45.71    418065     591618     593878     609146      45.71    0.78

     ITALY       659100    560218     560218     539460     -3.71    560218     516486     529362     539460      -3.71    0.69

     TURKEY      478945    860599     860599     442485    -48.58    860599     432753     441513     442485     -48.58    0.57

     FRANCE     1023491    625846     625846     402883    -35.63    625846     434202     428688     402883     -35.63    0.52

     JAPAN       715983    605631     605631     359339    -40.67    605631     410816     382328     359339     -40.67    0.46

     HONDURA     791515    671886     671886     289726    -56.88    671886     340917     304335     289726     -56.88    0.37

     U KING       50418    311999     311999     209843    -32.74    311999     244083     231097     209843     -32.74    0.27

     GERMANY     199183    341975     341975     197224    -42.33    341975     250862     221257     197224     -42.33    0.25

     ROMANIA     150066    133216     133216     129154     -3.05    133216     120679     118408     129154      -3.05    0.17


     _WTO      76103313  84869753   84869753   77728748     -8.41  84869753   79118610   78724243   77728748      -8.41   99.99

     _W HEMI   24291854  24729589   24729589   24743259      0.06  24729589   26034420   25180188   24743259       0.06   31.83

     _NAFTA    21044688  22097196   22097196   22594892      2.25  22097196   23701706   22984094   22594892       2.25   29.07

     _OECD     18113749  21048724   21048724   16341562    -22.36  21048724   17097830   17225410   16341562     -22.36   21.02

     _EU27     14075958  17387405   17387405   13279057    -23.63  17387405   13954675   14155735   13279057     -23.63   17.08

     _EU28     14075958  17387405   17387405   13279057    -23.63  17387405   13954675   14155735   13279057     -23.63   17.08

     _ASEAN     5915057   7019981    7019981    6044188    -13.90   7019981    6114164    6042320    6044188     -13.90    7.78

     _CAFTA     3091776   2399388    2399388    1942013    -19.06   2399388    2079292    1967621    1942013     -19.06    2.50