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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 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    1411.358   1404.393    786.171    852.492      8.44  1373.480   1443.702   1454.262   1470.714       7.08  100.00

     CHINA P   370.566    393.786    217.696    242.660     11.47   380.290    417.130    419.138    418.750      10.11   28.47

     VIETNAM   195.527    167.049     93.960     90.420     -3.77   173.125    161.234    159.039    163.509      -5.55   11.12

     CHINA T   163.638    151.851     76.041     78.627      3.40   151.035    151.136    150.408    154.436       2.25   10.50

     KOR REP   128.946    126.171     75.258     91.442     21.50   125.493    136.544    139.769    142.354      13.44    9.68

     JAPAN     111.173    125.135     69.410     71.393      2.86   118.981    124.209    125.852    127.119       6.84    8.64

     MEXICO     89.090     94.220     56.598     53.761     -5.01    92.879     91.221     91.593     91.383      -1.61    6.21

     CANADA     93.137     87.668     50.666     54.265      7.10    87.839     88.711     89.822     91.267       3.90    6.21

     GERMANY    27.067     38.151     18.627     31.403     68.59    28.951     48.773     50.908     50.927      75.91    3.46

     SWITZLD    26.073     27.790     15.106     18.585     23.03    25.999     29.731     30.668     31.269      20.27    2.13

     INDIA      22.225     27.957     14.267     16.258     13.95    24.811     29.696     29.561     29.948      20.71    2.04

     ITALY      20.705     20.919     13.151     16.975     29.08    21.163     22.654     23.597     24.743      16.91    1.68

     TURKEY     15.633     15.240      8.550     12.219     42.92    15.265     18.827     19.434     18.909      23.87    1.29

     U KING     17.525     15.996      9.473      9.771      3.15    16.490     15.096     15.646     16.294      -1.19    1.11

     FRANCE     15.634     13.619      7.695      8.327      8.20    13.287     14.101     14.347     14.250       7.25    0.97

     N ZEAL     10.292      9.385      4.894      6.921     41.42     9.333     10.734     11.119     11.412      22.29    0.78

     THAILND     8.290      7.888      5.574      5.243     -5.95     9.034      7.278      7.474      7.557     -16.35    0.51

     INDNSIA     3.100      8.526      5.092      4.095    -19.58     6.337      6.755      7.001      7.529      18.81    0.51

     SPAIN      10.433     12.042      6.832      2.045    -70.06    10.847      8.499      7.743      7.255     -33.12    0.49

     NETHLDS     6.216      6.190      3.517      3.051    -13.24     5.931      5.956      5.762      5.724      -3.48    0.39

     AUSTRAL     5.517      4.643      2.878      3.297     14.55     5.465      5.079      5.122      5.062      -7.37    0.34

     BELGIUM     4.978      4.672      2.712      2.864      5.59     4.754      4.901      4.934      4.824       1.47    0.33

     CAMBOD      3.303      3.896      2.435      2.533      4.03     4.247      4.052      4.175      3.994      -5.95    0.27

     COLOMB      2.411      2.217      0.964      2.548    164.36     2.155      3.323      3.495      3.802      76.43    0.26

     ROMANIA     1.443      2.296      1.280      2.656    107.44     1.935      2.913      2.884      3.671      89.70    0.25

     PORTUGL     5.269      2.573      1.731      2.738     58.16     3.637      2.848      3.478      3.580      -1.56    0.24

     PERU        2.544      2.828      1.941      2.112      8.79     2.503      3.486      2.984      2.998      19.78    0.20

     LUXMBRG     2.035      5.772      3.550      0.745    -79.01     4.180      3.967      3.547      2.967     -29.01    0.20

     AUSTRIA     2.876      2.712      1.757      1.867      6.25     3.134      2.537      2.625      2.822      -9.95    0.19

     ISRAEL     21.901      1.795      1.126      2.004     77.98     2.017      2.378      2.381      2.673      32.53    0.18

     REP SAF     3.544      2.849      1.513      0.942    -37.71     2.291      2.617      2.342      2.279      -0.55    0.15

     SWEDEN      0.499      0.519      0.312      2.039    553.12     0.533      1.592      1.989      2.246     321.62    0.15

     CZECH       2.815      2.102      1.496      1.171    -21.76     2.741      1.923      1.937      1.777     -35.17    0.12

     SLOVAK      1.953      2.759      1.606      0.375    -76.67     2.625      2.023      1.880      1.528     -41.80    0.10

     PHIL R      1.972      1.468      1.109      1.137      2.56     1.769      1.510      1.497      1.496     -15.42    0.10

     SALVADR     1.415      1.400      0.833      0.913      9.63     1.551      1.516      1.539      1.480      -4.61    0.10

     DOM REP     0.465      1.417      1.012      0.785    -22.41     1.131      1.167      1.144      1.190       5.30    0.08

     HG KONG     1.708      1.125      0.677      0.602    -11.11     1.477      1.042      1.111      1.050     -28.87    0.07

     PAKISTN     0.845      0.517      0.397      0.443     11.68     0.849      0.662      0.687      0.563     -33.68    0.04

     LITHUAN     0.196      0.299      0.121      0.293    143.06     0.261      0.416      0.389      0.472      80.86    0.03

     MALAYSA     0.264      0.464      0.171      0.154    -10.41     0.251      0.480      0.448      0.446      77.84    0.03

     ARAB EM     0.119      0.087      0.020      0.153    673.99     0.088      0.085      0.085      0.220     151.16    0.01

     EGYPT       1.520      0.538      0.523      0.017    -96.71     1.450      0.030      0.033      0.032     -97.76    0.00


     _WTO     1411.303   1404.315    786.128    852.469      8.44  1373.403   1443.647   1454.204   1470.656       7.08  100.00

     _OECD     398.800    398.962    229.908    270.906     17.83   387.266    424.540    434.595    439.959      13.61   29.91

     _W HEMI   190.123    191.299    113.003    115.178      1.92   189.481    190.893    191.962    193.474       2.11   13.16

     _ASEAN    212.494    189.380    108.395    103.633     -4.39   194.826    181.426    179.744    184.618      -5.24   12.55

     _NAFTA    182.226    181.887    107.264    108.026      0.71   180.718    179.931    181.414    182.650       1.07   12.42

     _EU28     121.919    132.249     74.998     87.305     16.41   122.055    139.547    143.140    144.556      18.44    9.83

     _EU27     121.919    132.249     74.998     87.304     16.41   122.055    139.547    143.140    144.555      18.43    9.83

     _CAFTA      2.518      3.831      2.467      2.245     -9.01     3.610      3.734      3.715      3.608      -0.03    0.25

     _SUB-SAH    3.572      2.903      1.553      0.950    -38.83     2.337      2.645      2.365      2.300      -1.57    0.16