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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 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  3/2018
   Country      2016       2017       3/2017     3/2018  % Change    3/2017     1/2018     2/2018     3/2018   % Change % Share


     WORLD     77745623  79117851   21287177   22493214      5.67  76335259   79490776   80243680   80323888       5.23  100.00

     CHINA T   17454063  18762574    4578821    4302699     -6.03  18363335   18546464   18520643   18486452       0.67   23.01

     MEXICO    20798178  14395939    3911072    3079299    -21.27  19182324   14061694   13575961   13564166     -29.29   16.89

     CHINA P    9788532  12662929    2625469    3003992     14.42  10420759   12799077   12845429   13041452      25.15   16.24

     PORTUGL    8517095   8122141    4126449    3651637    -11.51   7686732    7848700    8313348    7647329      -0.51    9.52

     CZECH      1362804   4746667     942086    1705088     80.99   2022622    5093058    5437217    5509669     172.40    6.86

     INDIA      3622823   3690559     773274    1296480     67.66   3489767    3930844    4207788    4213765      20.75    5.25

     VIETNAM    2858704   2738100     802550     777238     -3.15   2699561    2660502    2669909    2712788       0.49    3.38

     ISRAEL      866901   1541272     417478     838991    100.97    781221    1762968    1822742    1962785     151.25    2.44

     CANADA     1796435   1597829     372985     358677     -3.84   1741872    1584511    1546054    1583521      -9.09    1.97

     POLAND     1057507   1064030     202494     312582     54.37   1077895    1100602    1183441    1174118       8.93    1.46

     INDNSIA    1333959   1104016     263186     270997      2.97   1157901    1093070    1107819    1111827      -3.98    1.38

     THAILND     897577   1001067     233548     272682     16.76    837063    1012988    1025219    1040201      24.27    1.30

     C RICA      891808   1061715     591225     488301    -17.41    966525    1111264    1001814     958791      -0.80    1.19

     FRANCE      402883    465165      63804     545675    755.24    369829     482491     580752     947036     156.07    1.18

     KOR REP     978403   1006421     259592     137411    -47.07   1034951     952503     927381     884240     -14.56    1.10

     PHIL R      917162    992227     256579     147902    -42.36    888876     899793     911251     883550      -0.60    1.10

     TURKEY      442534    732516     182608     223004     22.12    456700     752159     766620     772912      69.24    0.96

     LATVIA       51096    622388      14383     101319    604.44     65479     723604     709324     709324     983.28    0.88

     ITALY       539321    656342     135101     109861    -18.68    542904     690399     657214     631102      16.25    0.79

     GUATMAL     760022    468081      80742     185898    130.24    518975     562457     595415     573237      10.46    0.71

     U KING      209784    286779      33625     163867    387.34    181242     321104     340430     417021     130.09    0.52

     HUNGARY     609146    224129      74356     177405    138.59    356956     310251     291162     327178      -8.34    0.41

     GERMANY     197115    235984      79614      83255      4.57    221651     224215     235443     239625       8.11    0.30

     HONDURA     289726    191966      76939      70803     -7.98    238675     204697     199471     185830     -22.14    0.23

     JAPAN       359339    149435      38057      40817      7.25    300731     158577     145782     152195     -49.39    0.19

     ROMANIA     129154    115701      32291      24397    -24.45    133453     106431     110103     107807     -19.22    0.13


     _WTO      77738460  79117751   21287177   22493114      5.67  76328096   79490676   80243580   80323688       5.23  100.00

     _OECD     16343745  19427984    6551459    7536759     15.04  15951462   19666933   20572910   20413284      27.97   25.41

     _EU27     13288208  16801176    5778077    6940914     20.12  12895227   17182270   18124995   17964013      39.31   22.36

     _EU28     13288208  16801176    5778077    6940914     20.12  12895227   17182270   18124995   17964013      39.31   22.36

     _W HEMI   24740150  17779681    5050126    4201475    -16.80  22800204   17587243   16993325   16931030     -25.74   21.08

     _NAFTA    22594613  15993768    4284057    3437976    -19.75  20924196   15646205   15122015   15147687     -27.61   18.86

     _ASEAN     6044188   5837251    1556115    1469371     -5.57   5619917    5668194    5716591    5750507       2.32    7.16

     _CAFTA     1942013   1722471     748906     745002     -0.52   1724378    1879127    1797409    1718567      -0.34    2.14