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                                          |                                     |                              February 2, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 12/2016 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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      10.322     10.556     10.556     11.149      5.62    10.556     10.564     11.019     11.149       5.62  100.00

     CHINA P     8.647      8.167      8.167      7.519     -7.93     8.167      6.972      7.355      7.519      -7.93   67.44

     MEXICO      0.001      0.000      0.000      1.336  515873.7     0.000      1.336      1.336      1.336   515873.7   11.99

     INDIA       0.470      0.551      0.551      0.432    -21.62     0.551      0.443      0.460      0.432     -21.62    3.87

     KOR REP     0.109      0.099      0.099      0.415    317.86     0.099      0.337      0.354      0.415     317.86    3.73

     SWEDEN      0.165      0.543      0.543      0.284    -47.76     0.543      0.231      0.236      0.284     -47.76    2.54

     PAKISTN     0.169      0.205      0.205      0.175    -14.89     0.205      0.101      0.129      0.175     -14.89    1.57


     _WTO       10.322     10.553     10.553     11.138      5.54    10.553     10.552     11.007     11.138       5.54   99.90

     _W HEMI     0.004      0.003      0.003      1.339  50062.77     0.003      1.340      1.340      1.339   50062.77   12.01

     _NAFTA      0.004      0.003      0.003      1.337  49964.27     0.003      1.337      1.337      1.337   49964.27   11.99

     _OECD       0.587      1.030      1.030      1.042      1.19     1.030      0.914      0.937      1.042       1.19    9.35

     _EU27       0.651      1.050      1.050      0.853    -18.75     1.050      0.802      0.810      0.853     -18.75    7.65

     _EU28       0.651      1.050      1.050      0.853    -18.75     1.050      0.802      0.810      0.853     -18.75    7.65