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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 12/2016 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     21184694  30248415   30248415   19885989    -34.26  30248415   20207979   20075599   19885989     -34.26  100.00

     CHINA P   18226102  25708173   25708173   17898492    -30.38  25708173   18354934   18167209   17898492     -30.38   90.01

     MEXICO        1560       200        200     523191  261495.5       200     523191     523191     523191   261495.5    2.63

     SWEDEN       79532   2350817    2350817     321944    -86.31   2350817     243664     246496     321944     -86.31    1.62

     KOR REP     119003    126632     126632     265921    110.00    126632     235993     238624     265921     110.00    1.34

     PAKISTN    2245600   1464068    1464068     182423    -87.54   1464068     108487     161023     182423     -87.54    0.92

     INDIA       149521    215233     215233     153694    -28.59    215233     158888     167342     153694     -28.59    0.77


     _WTO      21184694  30247815   30247815   19883599    -34.26  30247815   20205589   20073209   19883599     -34.26   99.99

     _OECD       248686   2541474    2541474     712801    -71.95   2541474     605058     610630     712801     -71.95    3.58

     _W HEMI       8599       729        729     523925  71769.00       729     524010     524010     523925   71769.00    2.63

     _NAFTA        8599       729        729     523195  71668.86       729     523280     523280     523195   71668.86    2.63

     _EU27       150327   2439732    2439732     515818    -78.86   2439732     436531     441032     515818     -78.86    2.59

     _EU28       150327   2439732    2439732     515818    -78.86   2439732     436531     441032     515818     -78.86    2.59