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                                          |                                     |                                August 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  6/2018 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  6/2018
   Country      2016       2017       6/2017     6/2018  % Change    6/2017     4/2018     5/2018     6/2018   % Change % Share


     WORLD     77843361  79114868   41038638   44689761      8.90  76541218   80706182   81372779   82765991       8.13  100.00

     CHINA T   17454063  18766358    8801258   10632116     20.80  17895550   19219523   19731888   20597216      15.10   24.89

     MEXICO    20798140  14395939    7745776    8183842      5.66  17156335   14149609   14371741   14834005     -13.54   17.92

     CHINA P    9886308  12656968    5878159    6393962      8.77  11502085   12889144   13102085   13172771      14.53   15.92

     PORTUGL    8517095   8122141    6269232    5619279    -10.37   7809332    7491139    7500049    7472188      -4.32    9.03

     CZECH      1362804   4746667    2105198    2076590     -1.36   2888763    5385853    4958641    4718059      63.32    5.70

     INDIA      3622823   3690515    1529503    2179145     42.47   3481703    4036482    4272380    4340157      24.66    5.24

     VIETNAM    2858704   2738100    1460201    1815666     24.34   2743132    2796320    2918888    3093565      12.77    3.74

     ISRAEL      866901   1541272     963826     999075      3.66   1153425    1796445    1690355    1576521      36.68    1.90

     CANADA     1796435   1597829     793104     733093     -7.57   1650164    1588426    1554603    1537818      -6.81    1.86

     FRANCE      402883    465165     207425     890424    329.28    416740    1008869    1057505    1148164     175.51    1.39

     POLAND     1057507   1064030     262771     332439     26.51   1071342    1151105    1123150    1133698       5.82    1.37

     INDNSIA    1333959   1104016     568953     475922    -16.35   1140839    1026905    1037262    1010985     -11.38    1.22

     THAILND     897577   1001019     554561     486139    -12.34    942733    1024419     952331     932597      -1.08    1.13

     TURKEY      442534    731802     438341     606713     38.41    620541     730952     827086     900174      45.06    1.09

     KOR REP     978403   1006421     501321     361235    -27.94    989930     898187     883457     866335     -12.49    1.05

     PHIL R      917162    992227     525146     375891    -28.42    912131     864926     842559     842972      -7.58    1.02

     C RICA      891808   1061715     905508     638885    -29.44   1124119     796231     702683     795092     -29.27    0.96

     LATVIA       51096    622388      85324     144247     69.06    118535     717178     682919     681311     474.78    0.82

     GUATMAL     760022    468081     191156     358579     87.58    390509     621583     653912     635504      62.74    0.77

     ITALY       539321    656342     347640     267603    -23.02    658701     613644     589023     576305     -12.51    0.70

     U KING      209784    286779     127330     236839     86.00    221944     367679     407596     396288      78.55    0.48

     HUNGARY     609146    224129     110664     253798    129.34    310867     353532     352332     367263      18.14    0.44

     JAPAN       359339    149435      71124     135981     91.19    244880     191279     189273     214292     -12.49    0.26

     GERMANY     197115    235984     150838     110892    -26.48    225077     236934     198555     196038     -12.90    0.24

     HONDURA     289726    191966     121468      98090    -19.25    195826     190092     191150     168588     -13.91    0.20


     _WTO      77836198  79114768   41038638   44689117      8.90  76538698   80705818   81372415   82765247       8.14  100.00

     _OECD     16343745  19427270   11488885   11611838      1.07  17151673   20073891   19695773   19550223      13.98   23.62

     _W HEMI   24740112  17779681    9791906   10053136      2.67  20621896   17411756   17545339   18040911     -12.52   21.80

     _EU27     13288208  16801176    9877257   10092487      2.18  14091167   17655098   17209641   17016406      20.76   20.56

     _EU28     13288208  16801176    9877257   10092487      2.18  14091167   17655098   17209641   17016406      20.76   20.56

     _NAFTA    22594575  15993768    8538880    8916935      4.43  18806499   15738035   15926344   16371823     -12.95   19.78

     _ASEAN     6044188   5837203    3109180    3154515      1.46   5774840    5714711    5753517    5882538       1.86    7.11

     _CAFTA     1942013   1722471    1218166    1095554    -10.07   1710666    1608581    1548420    1599859      -6.48    1.93