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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
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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  3/2018
   Country      2016       2017       3/2017     3/2018  % Change    3/2017     1/2018     2/2018     3/2018   % Change % Share


     WORLD    223583916 245063624   54488184   61443586     12.76 227736316  245811963  247787933  252019026      10.66  100.00

     CHINA P   69105416  83707212   18032256   22445215     24.47  72869636   84629534   86803834   88120171      20.93   34.97

     VIETNAM   51962165  49079999   10539235    9203080    -12.68  50096210   48396016   47158305   47743844      -4.70   18.94

     KOR REP   23148250  32743073    8067795    8224265      1.94  25143364   32639127   32284871   32899543      30.85   13.05

     CANADA    15822076  16890973    3776744    4859987     28.68  15716724   17397573   17525393   17974216      14.36    7.13

     CHINA T   15889902  15127713    2870758    2813664     -1.99  15674024   15115677   15246292   15070619      -3.85    5.98

     MEXICO    12968179  10463738    2528262    3999057     58.17  11996422   10711009   11236330   11934533      -0.52    4.74

     JAPAN      6420788   7180381    1693282    1755979      3.70   6522930    7075099    7092398    7243078      11.04    2.87

     GERMANY    5319251   5555443    1496731    1288109    -13.94   5934502    5606448    5507044    5346821      -9.90    2.12

     INDIA      4191762   5166024    1041893    1075280      3.20   4477166    5063388    5156409    5199411      16.13    2.06

     CAMBOD     1226945   1612796     368169     733917     99.34   1314129    1661973    1793513    1978544      50.56    0.79

     INDNSIA    2276610   1973252     412686     413702      0.25   1988633    2003196    1949678    1974268      -0.72    0.78

     ITALY      1093907   1946552     426155     432789      1.56   1284905    1991344    2004221    1953186      52.01    0.78

     COLOMB      512216   1366688     256205     604260    135.85    685624    1400617    1593518    1714743     150.10    0.68

     TURKEY      982016   1443073     278697     372496     33.66   1077283    1450397    1487305    1536872      42.66    0.61

     U KING      708902   1038703     176289     310001     75.85    755851    1039775    1138570    1172415      55.11    0.47

     SPAIN      1756526   1225021     351144     283797    -19.18   1669112    1142044    1153407    1157674     -30.64    0.46

     PORTUGL     449582    918826     210588     211431      0.40    532991     909444     928518     919669      72.55    0.36

     THAILND     694734    777854     224803     277472     23.43    740820     782217     764265     830523      12.11    0.33

     N ZEAL      874896    889463     260138     134634    -48.25    957649     836485     789428     763959     -20.23    0.30

     NETHLDS     704666    583138     180387     232982     29.16    667674     597689     621009     635733      -4.78    0.25

     REP SAF     683993    506215      81975     186578    127.60    655374     587530     590834     610818      -6.80    0.24

     AUSTRAL     444782    595876     131980      91091    -30.98    478923     583034     566814     554987      15.88    0.22

     SWITZLD     429013    551694     144236     141026     -2.23    472946     552302     547627     548484      15.97    0.22

     ISRAEL      106256    382572     117726     206308     75.24    201024     394009     419007     471154     134.38    0.19

     CZECH       221837    334753      90025     210525    133.85    238169     327408     372238     455253      91.15    0.18

     PERU        387415    420251     141377     175087     23.84    449504     400478     449563     453961       0.99    0.18

     FRANCE      177850    330351      62797      65740      4.69    198629     321737     331365     333294      67.80    0.13

     ARAB EM      23569    120039         64     158145  247001.6     23614     139893     201861     278120    1077.78    0.11

     LUXMBRG     654411    220445      51076      97152     90.21    542161     216933     219413     266521     -50.84    0.11

     BELGIUM     198566    215305      36601      50648     38.38    188359     225601     226457     229352      21.76    0.09

     HG KONG      74007    145565       6895      77944   1030.44     66145     189584     218605     216614     227.48    0.09

     PHIL R      208561    198644      41148      34594    -15.93    189514     178739     172440     192090       1.36    0.08

     SLOVAK      162880    180635      55660      41902    -24.72    190819     169030     166809     166877     -12.55    0.07

     SWEDEN     2733232    170546      54470      43122    -20.83   2783978     156758     158512     159198     -94.28    0.06

     AUSTRIA     125789    154051      37659      31332    -16.80    126309     155296     157919     147724      16.95    0.06

     ROMANIA      64924     94812      21137      36535     72.85     72770      97084      95053     110210      51.45    0.04

     SALVADR      75219     85399      20190      19218     -4.81     78986      83562      84152      84427       6.89    0.03

     LITHUAN      27954     69870      17049      28593     67.71     42775      83067      78199      81414      90.33    0.03

     DOM REP      29477     94137      40540       1976    -95.13     64814      65714      64990      55573     -14.26    0.02

     PAKISTN      74776    113833      71750       5848    -91.85    143930      46396      43578      47931     -66.70    0.02

     MALAYSA      79866     40491      12837      14864     15.79     73623      31066      30904      42518     -42.25    0.02


     _WTO     223583280 245045544   54486341   61442350     12.77 227733928  245793503  247770188  252001553      10.66   99.99

     _OECD     56036202  65977007   15864130   17111923      7.87  58941124   66333434   66205618   67224800      14.05   26.67

     _ASEAN    56451670  53684926   11600643   10677629     -7.96  54406795   53054765   51870657   52761912      -3.02   20.94

     _W HEMI   29891134  29390964    6782596    9671106     42.59  29084619   30123490   31018210   32279474      10.98   12.81

     _NAFTA    28790255  27354711    6305006    8859044     40.51  27713146   28108582   28761723   29908749       7.92   11.87

     _EU28     14483258  13159087    3298164    3395330      2.95  15321506   13174610   13295302   13256253     -13.48    5.26

     _EU27     14483258  13159008    3298164    3395330      2.95  15321506   13174531   13295223   13256174     -13.48    5.26

     _SUB-SAHA   687090    523098      82101     186578    127.25    658473     604413     607597     627575      -4.69    0.25

     _CAFTA      145283    204938      75570      27869    -63.12    190605     169501     168907     157237     -17.51    0.06