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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  7/2017 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  7/2017
   Country      2015       2016       7/2016     7/2017  % Change    7/2016     5/2017     6/2017     7/2017   % Change % Share


     WORLD     84877226  77735911   48280717   47124118     -2.40  80157393   76372241   76421610   76579312      -4.46  100.00

     CHINA T   18838784  17454076    9389343   10643522     13.36  16484899   17618231   17895563   18708255      13.49   24.43

     MEXICO    20286423  20798440   13273344    9023570    -32.02  22398597   17734409   17156335   16548666     -26.12   21.61

     CHINA P   10095545   9739777    5084287    6868482     35.09   9479594   10760658   11340268   11523972      21.57   15.05

     PORTUGL   11303152   8507337    7433621    6545121    -11.95   9957013    8049209    7825866    7618837     -23.48    9.95

     INDIA      3356833   3660944    2100854    1804286    -14.12   3409858    3524701    3499497    3364376      -1.33    4.39

     CZECH      2904306   1362804     656040    2433925    271.00   1246552    2742705    2888763    3140689     151.95    4.10

     VIETNAM    3756219   2858704    1759199    1632275     -7.21   3235779    2766775    2743218    2731780     -15.58    3.57

     CANADA     1810773   1796452    1111019     930069    -16.29   1947409    1703494    1651582    1615502     -17.04    2.11

     ISRAEL      681869    866901     697252    1055530     51.38    697334    1024704    1153425    1225179      75.69    1.60

     INDNSIA    1217468   1333959     863264     656907    -23.90   1310340    1196531    1140839    1127602     -13.95    1.47

     C RICA      817310    891808     708321     905508     27.84    901902    1164840    1124119    1088995      20.74    1.42

     KOR REP    1127481    978403     542016     547267      0.97   1052632     968739     989930     983654      -6.55    1.28

     PHIL R     1287098    917162     594743     648384      9.02   1077540     946656     912131     970803      -9.91    1.27

     POLAND      523489   1057507     408647     273493    -33.07    781093    1083608    1071342     922353      18.08    1.20

     THAILND     758995    897577     601879     604623      0.46    945496     910851     942687     900321      -4.78    1.18

     TURKEY      860599    442485     286258     499766     74.59    556720     554851     622705     655993      17.83    0.86

     ITALY       560218    539460     285089     401349     40.78    491136     622268     657936     655720      33.51    0.86

     FRANCE      625846    402883     214689     268154     24.90    479974     429328     416743     456348      -4.92    0.60

     GUATMAL     909513    760022     673821     265004    -60.67    965133     505939     390509     351205     -63.61    0.46

     HUNGARY     418065    609146     463823     111924    -75.87    499161     327150     310867     257247     -48.46    0.34

     U KING      311999    209843     123921     157017     26.71    340688     231743     221944     242939     -28.69    0.32

     GERMANY     341975    197224     131454     160676     22.23    284835     258546     225183     226446     -20.50    0.30

     JAPAN       605631    359339     209816      74377    -64.55    378387     264126     244880     223900     -40.83    0.29

     HONDURA     671886    289726     215588     128361    -40.46    473286     192467     195826     202499     -57.21    0.26

     LATVIA       83152     51096      17885     117838    558.86     51362      82353     118535     151049     194.09    0.20


     _WTO      84869753  77728748   48276074   47124118     -2.39  80147127   76367838   76419090   76576792      -4.45  100.00

     _W HEMI   24729589  24743259   16130910   11292712    -29.99  26937366   21440190   20628216   19905061     -26.11   25.99

     _NAFTA    22097196  22594892   14384363    9953639    -30.80  24346006   19437903   18807917   18164168     -25.39   23.72

     _OECD     21048724  16341562   11786233   12515662      6.19  17872435   17239710   17171133   17070991      -4.48   22.29

     _EU27     17387405  13279057    9938904   10711804      7.78  14443409   14198988   14107045   14051957      -2.71   18.35

     _EU28     17387405  13279057    9938904   10711804      7.78  14443409   14198988   14107045   14051957      -2.71   18.35

     _ASEAN     7019981   6044188    3820185    3542721     -7.26   6570255    5856760    5774880    5766724     -12.23    7.53

     _CAFTA     2399388   1942013    1598151    1299537    -18.68   2340742    1863458    1710666    1643399     -29.79    2.15