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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 12/2016 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 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    194596893 208893775  208893775  222929777      6.72 208893775  219978222  221285750  222929777       6.72  100.00

     CHINA P   52139808  60391288   60391288   69446077     14.99  60391288   67624980   68187181   69446077      14.99   31.15

     VIETNAM   54385981  55567063   55567063   51955055     -6.50  55567063   53344581   52028931   51955055      -6.50   23.31

     KOR REP   20142370  21920835   21920835   23043257      5.12  21920835   22979342   23117211   23043257       5.12   10.34

     CANADA    17232308  15942541   15942541   15816797     -0.79  15942541   15728843   16008529   15816797      -0.79    7.09

     CHINA T   14128157  16103845   16103845   15344868     -4.71  16103845   15242752   15382655   15344868      -4.71    6.88

     MEXICO    10014949  10370064   10370064   12993251     25.30  10370064   12871846   12995589   12993251      25.30    5.83

     JAPAN      4741558   5471228    5471228    6423853     17.41   5471228    6222108    6295680    6423853      17.41    2.88

     GERMANY    2642405   2457394    2457394    4952486    101.53   2457394    4376790    4507154    4952486     101.53    2.22

     INDIA      3044113   3233647    3233647    4162151     28.71   3233647    4059474    4137592    4162151      28.71    1.87

     SWEDEN       20218     19197      19197    2733232  14137.81     19197    1609061    2732146    2733232   14137.81    1.23

     INDNSIA     205928    360235     360235    2276455    531.94    360235    2014967    2149310    2276455     531.94    1.02

     SPAIN       950351   1192399    1192399    1756526     47.31   1192399    1683505    1735720    1756526      47.31    0.79

     CAMBOD      290572    990834     990834    1226945     23.83    990834    1361327    1200817    1226945      23.83    0.55

     ITALY       785159    939883     939883    1090345     16.01    939883    1076952    1075440    1090345      16.01    0.49

     TURKEY      833668    857603     857603     982033     14.51    857603     926636     936760     982033      14.51    0.44

     N ZEAL      890420    984145     984145     874896    -11.10    984145     915072     914081     874896     -11.10    0.39

     U KING      537297    857746     857746     710125    -17.21    857746     721190     734781     710125     -17.21    0.32

     NETHLDS     510975    525622     525622     704625     34.06    525622     744712     727058     704625      34.06    0.32

     THAILND    1017010    732211     732211     695038     -5.08    732211     765008     728984     695038      -5.08    0.31

     REP SAF     898070    762136     762136     683993    -10.25    762136     650103     645156     683993     -10.25    0.31

     LUXMBRG     317693    255644     255644     654411    155.99    255644     605067     631496     654411     155.99    0.29

     COLOMB      261169    515468     515468     512219     -0.63    515468     427911     409297     512219      -0.63    0.23

     PORTUGL     666432    969663     969663     449582    -53.64    969663     549294     479230     449582     -53.64    0.20

     AUSTRAL     465934    618080     618080     444782    -28.04    618080     484466     474954     444782     -28.04    0.20

     SWITZLD     412361    434014     434014     429013     -1.15    434014     439156     423853     429013      -1.15    0.19

     PERU        233869    325202     325202     387415     19.13    325202     359456     390367     387415      19.13    0.17

     CZECH       231469    272902     272902     219775    -19.47    272902     218556     206526     219775     -19.47    0.10

     PHIL R      216944    288570     288570     209045    -27.56    288570     207867     208694     209045     -27.56    0.09

     BELGIUM     177765    225327     225327     205363     -8.86    225327     202801     219562     205363      -8.86    0.09

     FRANCE      335848    277698     277698     186525    -32.83    277698     194049     187538     186525     -32.83    0.08

     SLOVAK       82122    133273     133273     162880     22.22    133273     165759     179084     162880      22.22    0.07

     AUSTRIA     143560    160496     160496     125809    -21.61    160496     129437     128973     125809     -21.61    0.06

     ISRAEL     4564402   3700995    3700995     106256    -97.13   3700995     117151     113450     106256     -97.13    0.05

     HG KONG     166332    116711     116711      90542    -22.42    116711     110538     106099      90542     -22.42    0.04

     EGYPT       264533    254522     254522      89182    -64.96    254522     124685     106912      89182     -64.96    0.04

     NORWAY       25563     52187      52187      79879     53.06     52187      44459      49580      79879      53.06    0.04

     MALAYSA      55528     24949      24949      79845    220.03     24949      58807      81862      79845     220.03    0.04

     SALVADR      56670     72062      72062      75219      4.38     72062      78263      77404      75219       4.38    0.03

     PAKISTN      78336    128972     128972      74776    -42.02    128972     100519      82971      74776     -42.02    0.03

     ROMANIA      16602     38193      38193      64924     69.99     38193      62186      62118      64924      69.99    0.03

     MACAU        43033     68188      68188      25933    -61.97     68188      24505      24934      25933     -61.97    0.01


     _WTO     194593481 208892704  208892704  222929092      6.72 208892704  219977371  221284963  222929092       6.72  100.00

     _ASEAN    56173348  57965621   57965621   56446002     -2.62  57965621   57755346   56402217   56446002      -2.62   25.32

     _OECD     47434960  49075919   49075919   55563411     13.22  49075919   53728555   55403275   55563411      13.22   24.92

     _W HEMI   27973934  27322453   27322453   29921485      9.51  27322453   29589972   30017639   29921485       9.51   13.42

     _NAFTA    27247257  26312605   26312605   28810048      9.49  26312605   28600689   29004118   28810048       9.49   12.92

     _EU27      7573908   8462208    8462208   14130644     66.99   8462208   12459709   13737389   14130644      66.99    6.34

     _EU28      7575935   8462208    8462208   14130644     66.99   8462208   12459709   13737389   14130644      66.99    6.34

     _SUB-SAHA   898569    762474     762474     687090     -9.89    762474     652911     647964     687090      -9.89    0.31

     _CAFTA      170629    117421     117421     145213     23.67    117421     137062     148681     145213      23.67    0.07