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                                          |                                     |                             September 5, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  7/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     274.536    239.976    146.791    144.810     -1.35   250.381    234.908    237.288    237.995      -4.95  100.00

     MEXICO     58.721     59.322     36.199     30.977    -14.43    61.523     55.132     54.790     54.100     -12.07   22.73

     CHINA P    46.625     40.960     22.157     29.490     33.10    41.725     44.679     47.617     48.293      15.74   20.29

     CHINA T    40.782     38.119     20.539     22.870     11.35    35.994     38.277     38.969     40.450      12.38   17.00

     PORTUGL    27.450     18.235     15.916     12.378    -22.23    21.746     15.777     15.229     14.697     -32.41    6.18

     FRANCE     11.580      9.521      5.581      5.218     -6.52    10.544      9.025      8.933      9.157     -13.15    3.85

     CANADA      9.258      8.414      5.058      4.698     -7.11     9.298      8.206      8.246      8.054     -13.38    3.38

     INDIA       7.102      6.437      3.625      3.285     -9.38     6.338      6.199      6.224      6.097      -3.81    2.56

     VIETNAM     9.351      6.573      4.058      3.543    -12.70     7.777      6.193      6.101      6.057     -22.12    2.55

     CZECH       5.998      2.449      1.219      4.661    282.43     2.366      5.195      5.427      5.891     148.99    2.48

     ITALY       7.017      4.928      2.825      3.287     16.34     5.141      5.124      5.364      5.389       4.83    2.26

     TURKEY      5.463      3.441      2.137      3.395     58.88     4.216      3.843      4.412      4.699      11.48    1.97

     THAILND     3.103      3.391      2.199      2.257      2.64     3.657      3.482      3.543      3.449      -5.69    1.45

     KOR REP     4.560      3.437      1.913      1.895     -0.91     3.825      3.309      3.463      3.419     -10.62    1.44

     POLAND      1.040      3.858      1.972      1.523    -22.79     2.670      3.866      3.808      3.408      27.67    1.43

     GERMANY     3.690      3.310      2.099      1.760    -16.13     3.723      3.321      3.068      2.972     -20.18    1.25

     ISRAEL      2.135      2.199      1.802      2.506     39.09     1.802      2.448      2.740      2.903      61.10    1.22

     PHIL R      4.054      2.853      1.839      1.878      2.14     3.385      2.825      2.732      2.892     -14.55    1.22

     JAPAN       9.763      6.266      4.790      1.401    -70.74     8.144      3.574      3.102      2.877     -64.67    1.21

     C RICA      1.925      1.711      1.394      1.675     20.18     1.796      2.137      2.058      1.993      10.93    0.84

     INDNSIA     1.684      1.705      1.045      0.976     -6.62     1.615      1.757      1.695      1.635       1.30    0.69

     HUNGARY     1.418      2.527      1.674      0.554    -66.89     1.833      1.871      1.756      1.407     -23.26    0.59

     U KING      2.309      1.538      1.027      0.891    -13.24     2.217      1.452      1.262      1.402     -36.76    0.59

     GUATMAL     2.201      1.544      1.358      0.503    -62.95     2.066      0.959      0.749      0.689     -66.63    0.29

     HONDURA     1.090      0.545      0.388      0.239    -38.48     0.795      0.370      0.381      0.395     -50.29    0.17

     LATVIA      0.254      0.177      0.103      0.214    106.66     0.202      0.173      0.238      0.288      42.20    0.12


     _WTO      274.442    239.888    146.730    144.810     -1.31   250.232    234.853    237.261    237.968      -4.90   99.99

     _W HEMI    75.248     73.332     45.593     38.531    -15.49    77.569     68.139     67.331     66.270     -14.57   27.85

     _OECD      82.222     63.689     42.566     41.499     -2.51    69.506     62.927     63.009     62.622      -9.90   26.31

     _NAFTA     67.980     67.736     41.256     35.674    -13.53    70.822     63.338     63.036     62.154     -12.24   26.12

     _EU27      63.583     49.906     34.415     32.203     -6.43    53.138     49.000     48.151     47.695     -10.24   20.04

     _EU28      63.583     49.906     34.415     32.203     -6.43    53.138     49.000     48.151     47.695     -10.24   20.04

     _ASEAN     18.197     14.593      9.151      8.662     -5.35    16.444     14.324     14.138     14.103     -14.23    5.93

     _CAFTA      5.230      3.813      3.150      2.419    -23.19     4.667      3.469      3.192      3.082     -33.96    1.30