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


     WORLD    208893775 222929777  125158900  135218097      8.04 211791117  229237826  229950068  232988974      10.01  100.00

     CHINA P   60391288  69446077   38681833   44625729     15.37  65024447   74116931   74850468   75389973      15.94   32.36

     VIETNAM   55567063  51955055   29372060   27680121     -5.76  52643958   49835762   49130399   50263116      -4.52   21.57

     KOR REP   21920835  23043257   13389087   18030736     34.67  21928191   26149452   27043076   27684906      26.25   11.88

     CANADA    15942541  15816797    8905236    9679838      8.70  15443146   16450857   16473300   16591399       7.44    7.12

     CHINA T   16103845  15344868    8021876    8219781      2.47  14990686   15325058   15228102   15542773       3.68    6.67

     MEXICO    10370064  12993251    8016284    6314794    -21.23  12212738   11510858   11502703   11291761      -7.54    4.85

     JAPAN      5471228   6423853    3594131    3993951     11.12   6199843    6592248    6721826    6823673      10.06    2.93

     GERMANY    2457394   4952486    1887523    3707839     96.44   2785612    6579179    6790886    6772802     143.14    2.91

     INDIA      3233647   4162151    2232833    2778015     24.42   3619757    4529502    4599770    4707333      30.05    2.02

     INDNSIA     360235   2276455    1397189    1174558    -15.93   1591609    1805865    1866061    2053824      29.04    0.88

     ITALY       939883   1090345     652219    1060060     62.53   1022101    1374809    1460516    1498186      46.58    0.64

     CAMBOD      990834   1226945     777987     849259      9.16   1328604    1313195    1351222    1298217      -2.29    0.56

     SWEDEN       19197   2733232    1603318     112609    -92.98   1607297    1977616    1227610    1242523     -22.69    0.53

     TURKEY      857603    982033     546019     796353     45.85    911959    1242200    1278296    1232367      35.13    0.53

     N ZEAL      984145    874896     472238     631639     33.75    928403     971074    1013975    1034297      11.41    0.44

     COLOMB      515468    512219     193566     709830    266.71    456114     886674     950801    1028483     125.49    0.44

     SPAIN      1192399   1756526     984504     137583    -86.03   1534808    1138570    1000149     909605     -40.73    0.39

     U KING      857746    710125     346260     492570     42.25    696652     731290     765190     856435      22.94    0.37

     PORTUGL     969663    449582     311739     566381     81.68    675539     493853     642607     704224       4.25    0.30

     THAILND     732211    695038     475945     432682     -9.09    796299     643509     650798     651775     -18.15    0.28

     REP SAF     762136    683993     334228     220250    -34.10    495358     645013     582853     570015      15.07    0.24

     NETHLDS     525622    704625     433705     296833    -31.56    659459     602159     559802     567753     -13.91    0.24

     SWITZLD     434014    429013     235324     339516     44.28    425248     501207     512098     533205      25.39    0.23

     AUSTRAL     618080    444782     261680     344611     31.69    540239     503819     536724     527713      -2.32    0.23

     PERU        325202    387415     272113     291581      7.15    343879     476630     404213     406883      18.32    0.17

     LUXMBRG     255644    654411     408451      96595    -76.35    484937     461413     410109     342555     -29.36    0.15

     CZECH       272902    219775     150371     227211     51.10    256092     310134     311688     296615      15.82    0.13

     FRANCE      277698    186525     100000     196196     96.20    210315     243513     270850     282721      34.43    0.12

     ISRAEL     3700995    106256      67105     205317    205.96    131115     197670     200840     244468      86.45    0.10

     PHIL R      288570    209045     158259     173696      9.75    245383     224856     222919     224482      -8.52    0.10

     BELGIUM     225327    205363     117092     115210     -1.61    213674     209578     209772     203481      -4.77    0.09

     AUSTRIA     160496    125809      80215     102237     27.45    160438     117179     123731     147831      -7.86    0.06

     PAKISTN     128972     74776      57508      95069     65.31    130286     127745     132744     112337     -13.78    0.05

     SLOVAK      133273    162880     100399      32682    -67.45    169576     137552     132689      95163     -43.88    0.04

     HG KONG     116711     90542      52227      54886      5.09    105222      80729      86927      93201     -11.42    0.04

     DOM REP      24569     29477      13237      75610    471.20     18772      92065      91410      91850     389.29    0.04

     SALVADR      72062     75219      43471      51684     18.89     77725      84224      86989      83432       7.34    0.04

     ROMANIA      38193     64924      38046      54722     43.83     56596      80339      79005      81600      44.18    0.04

     ARAB EM       1763     23569        286      49279  17130.42      1034      23675      24262      72562    6917.60    0.03

     MALAYSA      24949     79845      23552      15746    -33.14     28142      73487      72146      72039     155.98    0.03

     LITHUAN      22466     30876      12324      51017    313.96     29225      58847      58245      69569     138.05    0.03

     EGYPT       254522     89182      89019        831    -99.07    244869        323        708        994     -99.59    0.00


     _WTO     208892704 222929092  125158560  135217412      8.04 211790526  229236908  229949066  232987944      10.01  100.00

     _OECD     49075919  55563411   30997988   37003652     19.37  50630680   60197040   60772316   61569075      21.60   26.43

     _ASEAN    57965621  56446002   32207603   30327874     -5.84  56637076   53900943   53297258   54566273      -3.66   23.42

     _W HEMI   27322453  29921485   17508680   17156018     -2.01  28655880   29588198   29584932   29568823       3.19   12.69

     _NAFTA    26312605  28810048   16921520   15994632     -5.48  27655884   27961715   27976003   27883160       0.82   11.97

     _EU28      8462208  14130644    7286401    7318909      0.45  10649599   14607025   14137143   14163152      32.99    6.08

     _EU27      8462208  14130644    7286401    7318830      0.45  10649599   14607025   14137143   14163073      32.99    6.08

     _SUB-SAHA   762474    687090     335729     220702    -34.26    497027     647295     584940     572063      15.10    0.25

     _CAFTA      117421    145213      74490     144195     93.58    122000     219821     220794     214918      76.16    0.09